1868 General Election

Taunton

(2 seats)

Liberal hold / Alexander Charles Barclay
Conservative gain from Liberal / Edward William Cox
Cox's election was overturned after a committee found some of his votes had been secured by bribery. On 8 March 1869, James was declared MP in his place.
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalBarclay, Alexander Charles1,10537%N/A
 ConservativeCox, Edward William98833.1%N/A
 LiberalJames, Henry89029.8%N/A
Majority1173.9%N/A
Estimated Turnout1,49275.4%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to James's appointment as Solicitor General for England and Wales
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalJames, Henry89952.5%N/A
 ConservativeSlade, Alfred Frederic Adolphus81247.5%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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