1886 General Election

Edinburgh West

Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal / Thomas Ryburn Buchanan
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Liberal UnionistBuchanan, Thomas Ryburn3,08356.3%+15.4%
 LiberalWallace, Robert2,39343.7%-15.4%
Majority69012.6%N/A
Turnout5,47672.4%-12.5%
Swing+15.4%
By-election held due to the MP's resignation to seek re-election as a Liberal candidate
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalBuchanan, Thomas Ryburn3,29450.4%+6.7%
 Liberal UnionistRaleigh, Thomas3,24849.6%-6.7%
Majority460.8%N/A
Turnout6,54284.4%12%
Swing+6.7%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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