1852 General Election

Canterbury

(2 seats)

Conservative hold / Henry Plumptre Gipps
Conservative gain from Whig / Henry Butler-Johnstone
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeGipps, Henry Plumptre76629.1%N/A
 ConservativeButler-Johnstone, Henry75828.8%N/A
 WhigSomerville, William Meredyth57021.6%N/A
 RadicalsRomilly, Frederick53320.2%N/A
 ConservativeSmythe, George70.3%N/A
Majority1887.2%N/A
Estimated Turnout1,31770.3%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to both Gipps' and Butler-Johnstone's elections being declared void on petition due to bribery, with the writ for the seat being suspended in February 1853
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 PeeliteLushington, Charles Manners72728.6%N/A
 WhigSomerville, William Meredyth69927.5%N/A
 ConservativeButler, Charles Lennox67126.4%N/A
 WhigCooper, Charles Purton40616%N/A
 RadicalsGlover, Edward Auchmuty411.6%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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