1886 General Election

Buteshire

Conservative hold / James Patrick Bannerman Robertson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeRobertson, James Patrick Bannerman1,36462.5%+6.7%
 LiberalMacNeill, Nigel81937.5%-6.7%
Majority54525%+13.4%
Turnout2,18374.2%-9.5%
Swing+6.7%
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Solicitor General for Scotland
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeRobertson, James Patrick BannermanUnopposed
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session, becoming Lord Robertson
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeMurray, Andrew Graham1,33557.4%-5.1%
 LiberalMcCulloch, John99042.6%+5.1%
Majority34514.8%-10.2%
Turnout2,32573.6%-0.6%
Swing-5.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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