1880 General Election

Knaresborough

Liberal gain from Conservative / Henry Meysey Meysey-Thompson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalMeysey-Thompson, Henry Meysey35751.1%+7.3%
 ConservativeWoodd, Basil Thomas34148.9%-7.3%
Majority162.2%N/A
Turnout69891.6%-0.1%
Swing+7.3%
By-election held due to the 1880 election being declared void on petition
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCollins, Thomas37452.9%+4%
 LiberalGaskell, Charles George Milnes33347.1%-4%
Majority415.8%N/A
Turnout70793.3%1.7%
Swing+4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to Collins' death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeGunter, Robert31954.4%+5.5%
 LiberalHolden, Angus26745.6%-5.5%
Majority528.8%N/A
Turnout58690%-1.6%
Swing+5.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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