1868 General Election

Drogheda

Liberal hold / Benjamin Whitworth
This election was marred by rioting in or outside the courthouse, during which the military fired upon rioters and seriously injured one man.
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalWhitworth, Benjamin36568.5%+46.1%
 ConservativeMcClintock, Francis Leopold13825.9%N/A
 LiberalBrodigan, Francis305.6%-16.8%
Majority22742.6%-12.6%
Turnout53373.4%8.9%
Swing+10.1%
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Whitworth's election at the 1868 general election being declared void on account of intimidation and force used against the electorate
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalWhitworth, ThomasUnopposed
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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