Bristol by-election, 1878

The Bristol by-election of 1878 was fought on 14 December 1878. The byelection was fought due to the resignation of the incumbent Liberal MP, Kirkman Daniel Hodgson. It was won by the Liberal candidate Lewis Fry.[1]

By-Election 16 December 1878: Bristol
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Lewis Fry 9,342 54.51 N/A
Conservative Sir Ivor Bertie Guest, Bt 7,795 45.49 N/A
Majority 1,547 9.03 N/A
Turnout 17,137 68.96 N/A
Registered electors 24,851
Liberal hold Swing N/A


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