Medway Elects

Rochester By-election
19 July 1870

A by-election was held in Rochester on 19 July 1870 to elect a member of parliament for the constituency following the death of Liberal MP John Kinglake.

Prior to this election, the Liberals held the seat. At this election, they held the seat with a majority of 437.

Julian Goldsmid was elected as the member of parliament for Rochester.


The following result was declared by the returning officer:

Candidate Votes %
  Majority 437 28.4
  Turnout 1,537 59.8
  Liberal hold

To order the candidates by name or number of votes received, click on the appropriate column heading.

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