1868 General Election

Pontefract

(2 seats)

Liberal hold / Hugh Culling Eardley Childers
Conservative hold / Samuel Waterhouse
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalChilders, Hugh Culling Eardley91336.6%N/A
 ConservativeWaterhouse, Samuel90036.1%N/A
 LiberalGaskell, Charles George Milnes68027.3%N/A
Majority130.5%N/A
Estimated Turnout1,24765.3%N/A
SwingN/A
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Childers' appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalChilders, Hugh Culling EardleyUnopposed
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 Childers' appointment as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalChilders, Hugh Culling Eardley65853.2%N/A
 ConservativeSavile, John Horace57846.8%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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