Thomas Garfit

Thomas Garfit (1815 – 29 May 1883)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician.

He was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of Boston in Lincolnshire at an unopposed by-election in August 1878,[2] after the resignation of the Conservative MP John Wingfield Malcolm.[3] Garfit was re-elected at the 1880 general election,[4] but an election petition was lodged against the result, and the election was declared void on 3 August 1880.[1] The writ was suspended, and a royal commission was established to investigate elections in the borough.[2]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 56. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "No. 24613". The London Gazette. 13 August 1878. p. 4581.
  4. ^ "No. 24829". The London Gazette. 2 April 1880. p. 2359.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Wingfield Malcolm
William James Ingram
Member of Parliament for Boston
1878 – 1880
With: William James Ingram
Representation suspended