1886 General Election

Newton

Conservative hold / Richard Assheton Cross
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCross, Richard Assheton4,30255.2%+2.9%
 LiberalErrington, George3,48644.8%-2.9%
Majority81610.4%+5.8%
Turnout7,78883.3%-7.1%
Swing+2.9%
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Secretary of State for India and elevation to the peerage becoming Viscount Cross
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeLegh, Thomas Wodehouse4,06254.8%-0.4%
 LiberalFrench, Daniel O'Connell3,35545.2%+0.4%
Majority7079.6%-0.8%
Turnout7,41779.4%-3.9%
Swing-0.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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