1857 General Election


(3 seats)

Conservative hold / James Rust
Conservative hold / Edward Fellowes
Whig win by triple return / John Moyer Heathcote
While Fellowes and Heathcote secured the same number of votes and were both returned, after scrutiny Rust and Fellowes were deducted one vote, and Heathcote lost two and was declared unelected on 31 July 1857
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeRust, James1,19235%N/A
 ConservativeFellowes, Edward1,10632.5%N/A
 WhigHeathcote, John Moyer1,10632.5%N/A
Estimated Turnout1,13538.9%N/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 23 Oct 1855 by-election
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