1886 General Election

Whitehaven

Conservative hold / George Augustus Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeCavendish-Bentinck, George Augustus Frederick1,21652.3%-2%
 LiberalShee, Henry Gordon1,11047.7%+2%
Majority1064.6%-4%
Turnout2,32686.6%-5%
Swing-2%
By-election held due to the MP's death
Party Candidate Votes Percent Change
 ConservativeBain, James1,33854.8%+2.5%
 LiberalShee, Henry Gordon1,10545.2%-2.5%
Majority2339.6%+5%
Turnout2,44390%3.5%
Swing+2.5%
Note: These results are in comparison to the previous General Election
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