1880 General Election

Pontefract

(2 seats)

Liberal hold / Hugh Culling Eardley Childers
Liberal gain from Conservative / Sidney Woolf
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalChilders, Hugh Culling Eardley1,15431.1%N/A
 LiberalWoolf, Sidney1,02927.7%N/A
 ConservativeGreen, Edward90424.3%N/A
 ConservativeShaw, John62716.9%N/A
Majority1253.4%N/A
Estimated Turnout1,85776.5%N/A
SwingN/A
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Childers' appointment as Secretary of State for War
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalChilders, Hugh Culling EardleyUnopposed
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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