1874 General Election

Launceston

Conservative hold / James Henry Deakin
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeDeakin, James Henry45367.7%N/A
 LiberalDrinkwater, Henry Charles21632.3%N/A
Majority23735.4%N/A
Turnout66984.7%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to the previous election being declared void on petition, due to corrupt practices including Deakin allowing his tenants to "kill rabbits the eve of the election"
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeDeakin, James Henry41764.1%-3.6%
 LiberalDingley, John23335.8%+3.5%
 ConservativeGiffard, Hardinge Stanley10.2%-67.5%
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 Deakin's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeGiffard, Hardinge Stanley39258.9%-8.8%
 LiberalCollier, Robert27441.1%+8.8%
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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