1859 General Election

Devonport

(2 seats)

Liberal hold / James Wilson
Liberal hold / Thomas Erskine Perry
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalWilson, James1,21626.9%N/A
 LiberalPerry, Thomas Erskine1,19826.5%N/A
 ConservativeFerrand, William Busfeild1,07523.7%N/A
 ConservativePeel, Archibald1,03922.9%N/A
Majority1232.8%N/A
Estimated Turnout2,26482.1%N/A
SwingN/A
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Wilson's appointment as Vice-President of the Board of Trade
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalWilson, JamesUnopposed
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to Perry's resignation upon his appointment as a member of the Council of India
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalSeymour, Michael1,09651.1%N/A
 ConservativeFerrand, William Busfeild1,04748.9%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
By-election held due to Wilson's resignation by accepting the office of Steward of the Manor of Hempholme
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalBuller, Arthur William1,18951.6%N/A
 ConservativeFerrand, William Busfeild1,11448.4%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
By-election held due to Seymour's resignation by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeFerrand, William Busfeild1,23450.6%N/A
 LiberalGrey, Frederick William1,20449.4%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
By-election held due to Buller's resignation, by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, in order to contest a by-election at Liskeard
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalBrassey, Thomas1,26451.1%N/A
 ConservativeFleming, John1,20848.9%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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