Southwark by-election, 1880

The Southwark by-election of 1880 was fought on 13 February 1880. The byelection was fought due to the death of the incumbent Liberal MP, John Locke. It was won by the Conservative candidate Edward George Clarke.[1]

Southwark by-election, 1880[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward George Clarke 7,683 50.2
Liberal A. Dunn 6,830 44.6
Independent George Shipton 799 5.2
Majority 853 5.6
Turnout 15312


The 21st parliament was dissolved some weeks later and a general election was held. Beresford stood down and the seat was gained by the Liberal candidate Arthur Cohen.


  2. Thomas Otte et al, By-Elections in British Politics, 1832–1914, p.120
  3. "Southwark Election". The Cornishman (84). 19 February 1880. p. 6.
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