Dorset by-election, 1876

The Dorset by-election of 1876 was fought on 3 February 1876. The byelection was fought due to the elevation to the peerage of the incumbent Conservative MP, Henry Sturt. It was won by the Conservative candidate Edward Digby.[1] The other candidate stood as a "Conservative, and tenant farmer" candidate.

Dorset by-election, 1876[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Digby 3,060
Independent Conservative Mr. Fowler 1,866
Conservative hold Swing


  2. "Dorset Election". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. 5 February 1876. Retrieved 6 October 2016 via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).

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