1886 General Election

Burnley

Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal / Peter Rylands
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Liberal UnionistRylands, Peter4,20950.3%+4%
 LiberalGreenwood, James4,16649.7%-4%
Majority430.6%N/A
Turnout8,37586.9%-7.2%
Swing+4%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalSlagg, John5,02652.9%+3.2%
 ConservativeThursby, John Ormerod Scarlett4,48147.1%-3.2%
Majority5455.8%N/A
Turnout9,50794.9%8%
Swing+3.2%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalBalfour, Jabez SpencerUnopposed
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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