1880 General Election

Northern West Riding of Yorkshire

(2 seats)

Liberal hold / Frederick Charles Cavendish
Liberal hold / Mathew Wilson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalCavendish, Frederick Charles10,81830.2%N/A
 LiberalWilson, Mathew10,73230%N/A
 ConservativeLister, Samuel Cunliffe7,14020%N/A
 ConservativePowell, Francis Sharp7,09619.8%N/A
Estimated Turnout17,89381.9%N/A
By-election held due to Cavendish's appointment as Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was then assassinated after taking the oath for the position - on 6 May 1882 - in the infamous Phoenix Park Murders.
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalHolden, Isaac9,89255.7%N/A
 ConservativeGathorne-Hardy, Alfred Erskine7,86544.3%N/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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