1880 General Election

Wakefield

Liberal gain from Conservative / Robert Bownas Mackie
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalMackie, Robert Bownas2,19455%+7.6%
 ConservativeSanderson, Thomas Kemp1,79645%-7.6%
Majority39810%N/A
Turnout3,99090.1%3.2%
Swing+7.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 6 May 1874 by-election
By-election held due to Mackie's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeGreen, Edward1,91853.6%+8.6%
 LiberalLee, William Hartley1,66146.4%-8.6%
Majority2577.2%N/A
Turnout3,57988.9%-1.2%
Swing+8.6%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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