1859 General Election

Wakefield

Liberal gain from Conservative / William Henry Leatham
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalLeatham, William Henry40650.2%N/A
 ConservativeDodgson-Charlesworth, John Charlesworth40349.8%N/A
Majority30.4%N/A
Turnout80991.7%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to the general election being declared void due to bribery, with the writ suspended since 27 July 1859
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeDalrymple-Hay, John Charles45551.6%+1.8%
 LiberalSmethurst, Richard42648.4%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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