1886 General Election

Barrow in Furness

Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal / William Sproston Caine
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Liberal UnionistCaine, William Sproston3,21263.1%+16.2%
 LiberalAinsworth, John Stirling1,88236.9%-16.2%
Majority1,33026.2%N/A
Turnout5,09484%-7.9%
Swing+16.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the 6 Apr 1886 by-election
By-election held due to the MP's resignation to seek re-election outside of the Liberal Unionist
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalDuncan, James Archibald1,94438.2%+1.3%
 ConservativeWainwright, Herbert Henry1,86236.6%-26.5%
 Independent LiberalCaine, William Sproston1,28025.2%N/A
Majority821.6%N/A
Turnout5,08684.3%0.3%
Swing+13.9%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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