July 1874 Stroud by-election

The Stroud by-election of July was fought on 24 July 1874, due to the election of the incumbent Conservative MP, John Edward Dorington being declared void on petition, due to "bribery, treating, and undue influence".[1]

It was won by the Liberal candidate Henry Brand.[2]

July 1874 Stroud by-election [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Brand 2,695 50.8 -0.9
Conservative James Thomas Stanton[4] 2,613 49.2 +0.9
Majority 82 1.5 +1.2
Turnout 5,308 89.3 -1.8
Registered electors 5,942
Liberal hold Swing -0.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stroud Election Petition". Birmingham Daily Post. 3 July 1874. p. 6. Retrieved 21 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "House of Commons". www.leighrayment.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  3. ^ F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885 (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
  4. ^ "Stroud". Western Daily Mercury. 24 July 1874. p. 2. Retrieved 21 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.