1886 General Election

Strand

Conservative hold / William Henry Smith
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSmith, William Henry5,03476.9%+7.5%
 LiberalSkinner, John Edwin Hilary1,50823.1%-7.5%
Majority3,52653.8%+15%
Turnout6,54258.1%-14.1%
Swing+7.5%
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Secretary of State for War
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSmith, William HenryUnopposed
MajorityN/AN/AN/A
TurnoutN/AN/AN/A
SwingN/A
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
This seat was unopposed
By-election held due to the MP's appointment as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSmith, William HenryUnopposed
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
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeSmith, William Frederick Danvers4,95271.8%-5.1%
 LiberalGutteridge, Richard Sandon1,94628.2%+5.1%
Majority3,00643.6%-10.2%
Turnout6,89862.3%4.2%
Swing-5.1%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election, not the earlier by-election
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