1874 General Election

Wigtown Burghs

Liberal hold / George Young
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalYoung, George51550%-7.1%
 ConservativeStewart, Mark John51450%+7.1%
Majority10%-14.2%
Turnout1,02987.5%-0.3%
Swing-7.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 4 Jan 1869 by-election
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Senator of the College of Justice
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeStewart, Mark John52550.4%+0.4%
 LiberalSmith, Augustus51749.6%-0.4%
Majority80.8%N/A
Turnout1,04288.6%1.1%
Swing+0.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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