1880 General Election

Wigan

(2 seats)

Conservative hold / James Ludovic Lindsay
Conservative hold / Thomas Knowles
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeLindsay, James Ludovic2,94625.9%N/A
 ConservativeKnowles, Thomas2,91325.6%N/A
 LiberalLancaster, John2,88025.3%N/A
 LiberalMcCorquodale, George2,65323.3%N/A
Majority330.3%N/A
Estimated Turnout5,69693.1%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to Lindsay's elevation to the peerage, becoming Earl of Crawford and Balcarres
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativePowell, Francis Sharp3,00554.2%N/A
 LiberalLancaster, John2,53645.8%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to the previous by-election being declared void on petition
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeEgerton, Algernon Fulke2,86756.1%N/A
 LiberalWren, Walter2,24343.9%N/A
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Knowles' death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeEckersley, NathanielUnopposed
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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