1868 General Election

Londonderry City

Liberal gain from Conservative / Richard Dowse
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalDowse, Richard70454%+7.4%
 ConservativeHamilton, Claud John59946%-7.4%
Majority1058%N/A
Turnout1,30387.9%6.8%
Swing+7.4%
By-election held due to Dowse's appointment as Solicitor General for Ireland
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalDowse, Richard68053.5%-0.5%
 ConservativeBaxter, Robert59246.5%+0.5%
Majority887%-1%
Turnout1,27285.8%-2.1%
Swing-0.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to Dowse's resignation after being appointed Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeLewis, Charles Edward69653.2%+7.2%
 LiberalPalles, Christopher52239.9%-14.1%
 Home Rule LeagueBiggar, Joseph Gillis896.8%N/A
 ConservativeMcCorkell, Bartholomew20.2%-45.8%
Majority17413.3%N/A
Turnout1,30980.7%-7.2%
Swing+10.65%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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