1888 Gower by-election

The Gower by-election, 1888 was a parliamentary by-election held for the House of Commons constituency of Gower in South Wales in 1888.


The vacancy resulted from the death of the sitting member, Frank Ash Yeo, who had held the seat since it was formed in 1885.

The ResultEdit

David Randell was elected by a small majority, defeating the Conservative landowner, John Dillwyn-Llewellyn.

1888 Gower by-election [1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Randell 3,964 54.1 N/A
Conservative John Dillwyn-Llewelyn 3,358 45.9 N/A
Majority 606 8.2 N/A
Turnout 7,322 67.2 N/A
Registered electors 10,896
Liberal hold Swing N/A


  1. ^ The Liberal Year Book, 1907
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1974). British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 (1 ed.). London and Basingstoke: The Macmillan Press Ltd. ISBN 9780333169032. Page 478

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