1875 Kilkenny City by-election

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The 1875 Kilkenny City by-election took place on 28 April 1875. It happened because the current Home Rule MP, John Gray, died.

Three candidates went against each other in the election: Gray's son Edmund Dwyer Gray, Edward Marum, and Benjamin Whitworth, the old MP for Drogheda.[1]

Whitworth won the election with 307 votes. Gray got 125 votes and Marum 112 votes. The Times said this was a bad thing for the Home Rule League.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. "Ireland." Times [London, England] 19 Apr. 1875: 10. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2014.
  2. OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. "The Election For Kilkenny." Times [London, England] 1 May 1875: 7. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2014