1857 General Election

Dorset

(3 seats)

Whig gain from Conservative / William Henry Berkeley Portman
Conservative hold / Henry Gerard Sturt
Conservative hold / Henry Ker Seymer
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 WhigPortman, William Henry Berkeley2,43027.1%N/A
 ConservativeSturt, Henry Gerard2,19724.5%N/A
 ConservativeSeymer, Henry Ker2,17724.3%N/A
 ConservativeFloyer, John2,15924.1%N/A
Majority2332.6%N/A
Estimated Turnout2,98848.2%N/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 26 Jul 1856 by-election
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