1859 General Election

Hertford

(2 seats)

Liberal hold / William Francis Cowper
Conservative hold / Walter Minto Townsend-Farquhar
This seat was unopposed
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalCowper, William FrancisUnopposed
 ConservativeTownsend-Farquhar, Walter MintoUnopposed
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to Cowper's appointment as Vice-President of the Board of Trade
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalCowper, William Francis28157.9%N/A
 ConservativeDimsdale, Robert20442.1%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Cowper's appointment as First Commissioner of Works and Public Buildings
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalCowper, William FrancisUnopposed
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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