1852 General Election

Dorchester

(2 seats)

Whig gain from Conservative / Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Conservative hold / Henry Gerard Sturt
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 WhigSheridan, Richard Brinsley23536.9%N/A
 ConservativeSturt, Henry Gerard21533.8%N/A
 ConservativeDawson-Damer, George Lionel18629.2%N/A
Majority203.1%N/A
Estimated Turnout31873.6%N/A
SwingN/A
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Sturt's resignation, by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, in order to contest a by-election in Dorset
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSturt, Charles NapierUnopposed
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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