1880 General Election

Wigtown Burghs

Liberal hold / John McLaren
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalMcLaren, John65050.5%+0.5%
 ConservativeStewart, Mark John63849.5%-0.5%
Majority121%
Turnout1,28892.6%5.1%
Swing+0.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 15 Jun 1874 by-election
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Lord Advocate
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeStewart, Mark John65650.9%+1.4%
 LiberalMcLaren, John63349.1%-1.4%
Majority231.8%N/A
Turnout1,28992.7%0.1%
Swing+1.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to the by-election being declared void
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeDalrymple-Hay, John Charles63650.6%+1.1%
 LiberalMcMicking, Gilbert62049.4%-1.1%
Majority161.2%N/A
Turnout1,25690.3%-2.3%
Swing+1.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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