1892 Cirencester by-election

The 1892 Cirencester by-election was held on 18 October 1892 after the retirement of the incumbent Liberal MP Arthur Brend Winterbotham. The seat was gained by the Conservative candidate Thomas Chester-Master. Chester-Master was originally declared the victor by 3 votes, but on petition and after scrutiny, the votes were declared equal and a new election was held.

Cirencester by-election, 1892[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas William Chester Chester-Master 4,277 50.0
Liberal Harry Lawson Webster Levy-Lawson 4,274 50.0
Majority 3 0.0
Turnout 8,551 84.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing


  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ The Constitutional Year Book, 1904, published by Conservative Central Office, page 144 (168 in web page), Gloucestershire