1859 General Election

Tamworth

(2 seats)

Liberal hold / Robert Peel
Liberal hold / John Villiers Stuart Townshend
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalPeel, Robert34148.3%N/A
 LiberalTownshend, John Villiers Stuart28540.4%N/A
 ConservativeDaniel, William Thomas Shave8011.3%N/A
Majority20529.1%N/A
Estimated Turnout35375.9%N/A
SwingN/A
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Peel's appointment as Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalPeel, RobertUnopposed
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 Townshend's succession to the peerage, becoming 5th Marquess Townshend
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalPeel, John22457.3%N/A
 LiberalCowper, Henry Frederick16742.7%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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