1886 General Election

Dublin University

(2 seats)

Irish Unionist hold / David Robert Plunket
Irish Unionist hold / Hugh Holmes
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Irish UnionistPlunket, David Robert1,86548.7%N/A
 Irish UnionistHolmes, Hugh1,85548.4%N/A
 Irish ParliamentaryJohnston, Hugh Herbert561.5%N/A
 Irish ParliamentaryCounsell, Edward Patrick Sarsfield551.4%N/A
Majority1,79946.9%N/A
Estimated Turnout1,91646.1%N/A
SwingN/A
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to Plunket's appointment as First Commissioner of Works and Holmes' appointment as Attorney General of Ireland
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Irish UnionistPlunket, David RobertUnopposed
 Irish UnionistHolmes, HughUnopposed
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
Two unionist candidates stood against each other at this by-election
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as a judge
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Irish UnionistMadden, Dodgson Hamilton1,37665.9%N/A
 Irish UnionistParsons, Richard Clare71234.1%N/A
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
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Solicitor-General for Ireland
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Irish UnionistMadden, Dodgson HamiltonUnopposed
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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