1852 General Election

Peterborough

(2 seats)

Whig hold / George Wentworth-FitzWilliam
Whig hold / Richard Watson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 WhigWentworth-FitzWilliam, George26037.2%N/A
 WhigWatson, Richard22932.8%N/A
 ConservativeClifton, John Talbot21030%N/A
Majority192.8%N/A
Estimated Turnout35067.5%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to Watson's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 RadicalsWhalley, George Hammond23351.7%N/A
 WhigLewis, George Cornewall21848.3%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
Although Whalley was again elected at the by-election, his earlier disqualification led to Hankey being declared elected
By-election held due to Whalley's election being declared void due to bribery and treating. Although he was again elected at the by-election, his earlier disqualification led to Hankey being declared elected
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 RadicalsWhalley, George Hammond23652.3%N/A
 WhigHankey, Thomson21547.7%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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