1857 General Election

South Northamptonshire

(2 seats)

Whig gain from Conservative / John Poyntz Spencer
Conservative hold / Rainald Knightley
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 WhigSpencer, John Poyntz2,10737.4%N/A
 ConservativeKnightley, Rainald1,93234.3%N/A
 ConservativeHoward-Vyse, Richard Henry Richard1,59328.3%N/A
Majority1753.1%N/A
Estimated Turnout2,81660.2%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to Spencer's succession to the peerage, becoming 5th Earl Spencer
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCartwright, Henry1,98351.1%N/A
 WhigHenley, Anthony Henley1,89948.9%N/A
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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