1859 General Election

Canterbury

(2 seats)

Conservative hold / Henry Butler-Johnstone
Liberal hold / William Meredyth Somerville
This seat was unopposed
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeButler-Johnstone, HenryUnopposed
 LiberalSomerville, William MeredythUnopposed
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to Butler-Johnstone's resignation by accepting the office of Steward of the Manor of Northstead
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeMunro-Butler-Johnstone, Henry Alexander69450.1%N/A
 LiberalLyon, William69149.9%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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