Medway Elects

Chatham By-election
16 February 1875

A by-election was held in Chatham on 16 February 1875 to elect a member of parliament for the constituency following the resignation of Conservative MP George Elliot.

The Conservatives won the previous election in 1874 with a majority of 656. At this election, they held the seat with a majority of 215.

John Eldon Gorst was elected as the member of parliament for Chatham.


The following result was declared by the returning officer:

Candidate Votes %
  Majority 215 5.2
  Turnout 4,131 83.7
  Conservative hold

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

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