1857 General Election

Falkirk

Radicals gain from Conservative / James Merry
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 RadicalsMerry, James77061.1%N/A
 ConservativeBaird, George49138.9%-13.4%
Majority27922.2%N/A
Turnout1,26185.6%27.4%
Swing+37.25%
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Merry's election being declared void due to 'injudicious partisans'
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 RadicalsHamilton, John Glencairn CarterUnopposed
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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