1852 General Election


(3 seats)

Conservative gain from Peelite / Basil Thomas Woodd
Whig hold / John Dent Dent
Whig win by triple return / Joshua Proctor Brown Westhead
With Woodd, Dent and Westhead receiving the same number of votes, all three were returned. However, after scrutiny completed in April 1853, Westhead had one vote deducted and was declared unduly elected
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWoodd, Basil Thomas11325.3%N/A
 WhigDent, John Dent11325.3%N/A
 WhigWesthead, Joshua Proctor Brown11325.3%N/A
 ConservativeCollins, Thomas10724%N/A
Estimated Turnout14961.4%N/A
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