1891 South Molton by-election

The 1891 South Molton by-election was held on 13 November 1891 after the incumbent Liberal Unionist MP Newton Wallop was elevated to the peerage. The election was won by the Liberal candidate, George Lambert who would hold the seat with one short interruption until 1945.

George Lambert
South Molton by-election, 1891[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Lambert 4,222 58.4
Liberal Unionist C W Buller 3,010 41.6
Majority 1,212 16.8
Turnout 7,232
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing


  1. ^ The Constitutional Year Book, 1904, published by Conservative Central Office, page 142 (166 in web page), Devonshire