1874 General Election

Chatham

Conservative gain from Liberal / George Augustus Elliot
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeElliot, George Augustus2,13259.1%+11.5%
 LiberalOtway, Arthur John1,47640.9%-11.5%
Majority65618.2%N/A
Turnout3,60880.8%-5.6%
Swing+11.5%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeGorst, John Eldon2,17352.6%-6.5%
 LiberalStone, William Henry1,95847.4%+6.5%
Majority2155.2%-13%
Turnout4,13183.7%2.9%
Swing-6.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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