1885 General Election

Bradford Central

Liberal win new seat / William Edward Forster
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalForster, William Edward5,27558.6%N/A
 ConservativeWaud, George Motley3,73241.4%N/A
Majority1,54317.2%N/A
Turnout9,00779.7%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalShaw-Lefevre, George John4,40754.9%-3.7%
 ConservativeHoare, Edward Brodie3,62745.1%+3.7%
Majority7809.8%-7.4%
Turnout8,03471.1%-8.6%
Swing-3.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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