1885 General Election
Conservative win new seat / Frederick Seager Hunt
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| ||Conservative||Hunt, Frederick Seager||3,093||56.3%||N/A|
| ||Independent Liberal||Trower, Henry Seymour||1,595||29.1%||N/A|
| ||Liberal||Knight, Henry Edmund||701||12.8%||N/A|
| ||Independent||Diggle, Joseph Robert||101||1.8%||N/A|
|1,498||27.2%||N/A||5,490||72.6%||N/A||N/A Diggle stood to test whether Church of England clergyman were able to stand as candidates, but he would not have been allowed to sit as an MP.