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Chatham By-election
23 June 1853

A by-election was held in Chatham on 23 June 1853 to elect a member of parliament for the constituency after the previous election result was void on petition, due to bribery.

The Conservatives won the previous election in 1852 with a majority of 154. At this election, they held the seat with a majority of 12.

Leicester Viney Vernon was elected as the member of parliament for Chatham.


The following result was declared by the returning officer:

Candidate Votes %
  Majority 12 1.0
  Turnout 1,208 90.2
  Conservative hold

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