Medway Elects

Rochester By-election
14 June 1878

A by-election was held in Rochester on 14 June 1878 to elect a member of parliament for the constituency following the death of Liberal MP Philip Wykeham-Martin.

Prior to this election, the Liberals held the seat. At this election, they held the seat with a majority of 280.

Arthur Otway was elected as the member of parliament for Rochester.


The following result was declared by the returning officer:

Candidate Votes %
  Majority 280 12.2
  Turnout 2,288 80.8
  Liberal hold

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

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