1886 General Election

Dewsbury

Liberal hold / John Simon
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalSimon, John5,11865%+2.4%
 ConservativeColefax, Joseph Samuel2,75935%-2.4%
Majority2,35930%+4.8%
Turnout7,87768.9%-16.7%
Swing+2.4%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalOldroyd, Mark6,07160.5%-4.5%
 Liberal UnionistArnold-Forster, Hugh Oakeley3,96939.5%+4.5%
Majority2,10221%-9%
Turnout10,04085.3%16.4%
Swing-4.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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