1874 General Election

Horsham

Conservative gain from Liberal / William Robert Seymour Vesey-FitzGerald
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeVesey-FitzGerald, William Robert Seymour52062.7%+12.7%
 LiberalHurst, Robert Henry31037.3%-12.7%
Majority21025.4%N/A
Turnout83086.9%-8.2%
Swing+12.7%
By-election held due to Vesey-FitzGerald's appointment as Chief Charity Commissioner for England and Wales
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalHurst, Robert Henry43750.5%+13.2%
 ConservativeAldridge, John42449%-13.7%
 Permissive BillRichardson, Thomas50.6%N/A
Majority131.5%N/A
Turnout86687.3%0.4%
Swing+13.45%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to the previous by-election being declared void on petition
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalBrown, James Clifton47853%+15.7%
 ConservativeGiffard, Hardinge Stanley42447%-15.7%
Majority546%N/A
Turnout90289.6%2.7%
Swing+15.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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