1885 General Election

Edinburgh South

Independent Liberal win new seat / George Harrison
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Independent LiberalHarrison, George4,27359.8%N/A
 LiberalRaleigh, Thomas2,87440.2%N/A
Majority1,39919.6%N/A
Turnout7,14781.6%N/A
SwingN/A
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalChilders, Hugh Culling Eardley4,02970%+29.8%
 ConservativeHepburne-Scott, Walter George1,73030%N/A
Majority2,29940%N/A
Turnout5,75965.8%-15.8%
Swing-0.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Home Secretary
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, not the earlier by-election
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