Berkshire by-election, 1876

The Berkshire by-election of 1876 was fought on 23 February 1876. The byelection was fought due to the resignation of the incumbent Conservative MP, Richard Fellowes Benyon. It was won by the Conservative candidate Philip Wroughton[1] in an all Conservative fight.

By-Election 24 February 1876: Berkshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Wroughton 3,454 75.04 N/A
Conservative Christopher Darby Griffith 1,149 24.96 N/A
Majority 2,305 50.08 N/A
Turnout 7,721 59.62 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A


  2. "Latest Telegrams". Leamington Spa Courier. 26 February 1876. Retrieved 11 October 2016 via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).

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