1886 General Election

North Antrim

Irish Unionist hold / Edward Macnaghten
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Irish UnionistMacnaghten, Edward4,42969.9%+25.6%
 LiberalMcElroy, Samuel Craig1,91030.1%+0.6%
Majority2,51939.8%+25%
Turnout6,33970.8%-10.7%
Swing+12.5%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Lord of Appeal
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Irish UnionistLewis, Charles Edward3,85856.7%-13.2%
 LiberalMcElroy, Samuel Craig2,52637.1%+7%
 Independent UnionistTraill, William Atcheson4246.2%N/A
Majority1,33219.6%-20.2%
Turnout6,80871.6%0.8%
Swing-10.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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