1868 General Election
Liberal hold / Robert Henry Hurst
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| ||Liberal||Hurst, Robert Henry||380||50%||-0.8%|
| ||Conservative||Aldridge, John||380||50%||+0.8%|
|0||0%||-1.6%||760||95.1%||14.3%||-0.8% Both candidates, having received the same number of votes, were declared elected. However, after petitions were lodged against both candidates, Aldridge withdrew his claim to the seat, on 3 May 1869, leaving Hurst as the sole MP.