1859 General Election

Preston

(2 seats)

Conservative hold / Richard Assheton Cross
Liberal hold / Charles Pascoe Grenfell
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCross, Richard Assheton1,54239.4%N/A
 LiberalGrenfell, Charles Pascoe1,20830.8%N/A
 ConservativeClifton, John Talbot1,16829.8%N/A
Majority3348.6%N/A
Estimated Turnout1,95973.7%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to Cross' resignation by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeFermor-Hesketh, Thomas George1,52760.1%N/A
 LiberalMelly, George1,01439.9%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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