1859 General Election

Pontefract

(2 seats)

Liberal hold / Richard Monckton Milnes
Conservative gain from Liberal / William Overend
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalMilnes, Richard Monckton49745.2%N/A
 ConservativeOverend, William30627.8%N/A
 LiberalChilders, Hugh Culling Eardley29626.9%N/A
Majority19117.4%N/A
Estimated Turnout55078.4%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to Overend's resignation by accepting the office of Steward of the Manor of Hempholme
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalChilders, Hugh Culling Eardley32055.5%N/A
 ConservativeWaterhouse, Samuel25744.5%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 Milnes' elevation to the peerage, becoming Lord Houghton
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeWaterhouse, SamuelUnopposed
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
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Childers' appointment as a Civil Lord of the Admiralty
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalChilders, Hugh Culling EardleyUnopposed
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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