1886 General Election

Belfast East

Irish Unionist gain from Independent Conservative / Edward Samuel Wesley de Cobain
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Irish UnionistCobain, Edward Samuel Wesley de5,05580.3%+37.4%
 Irish ParliamentaryMcCalmont, Robert1,23919.7%N/A
Majority3,81660.6%N/A
Turnout6,29472.6%-6.2%
Swing+8.85%
By-election held due to the MP's expulsion from the House of Commons
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Irish UnionistWolff, Gustav Wilhelm4,74664.5%-15.8%
 Independent UnionistCharley, William Thomas2,60735.5%N/A
Majority2,13929%-31.6%
Turnout7,35364.8%-7.8%
Swing-25.65%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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