1886 General Election

Rossendale

Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal / Spencer Compton Cavendish
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 Liberal UnionistCavendish, Spencer Compton5,39957.8%+16.7%
 LiberalNewbigging, Thomas3,94942.2%-16.7%
Majority1,45015.6%N/A
Turnout9,34881.6%-8.3%
Swing+16.7%
By-election held due to the MP's elevation to the peerage, becoming Duke of Devonshire
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 LiberalMaden, John Henry6,06655.6%+13.4%
 Liberal UnionistBrooks, Thomas4,84144.4%-13.4%
Majority1,22511.2%N/A
Turnout10,90793.4%11.8%
Swing+13.4%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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