Medway Elects

Chatham By-election
11 July 1885

A by-election was held in Chatham on 11 July 1885 to elect a member of parliament for the constituency after the Conservative MP John Gorst was appointed solicitor general for England and Wales.

The Conservatives won the previous election in 1880 with a majority of 101. At this election, they held the seat unopposed.

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


The following result was declared by the returning officer:

Candidate Votes
  Conservative hold

* Denotes a member of parliament standing for re-election.

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

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