1874 General Election

Drogheda

Home Rule League gain from Liberal / William Hagarty O'Leary
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Home Rule LeagueO'Leary, William Hagarty28450.9%N/A
 LiberalWhitworth, Benjamin27449.1%+43.5%
Majority101.8%N/A
Turnout55872.7%-0.7%
Swing+3.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 15 Mar 1869 by-election
By-election held due to O'Leary's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalWhitworth, Benjamin38267.9%+18.8%
 Home Rule LeagueMcCoan, James Carlisle18132.1%-18.8%
Majority20135.8%N/A
Turnout56375.8%3.1%
Swing+18.8%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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