Buckinghamshire By-election, 1876

There was a by-election in Bucks in 1876 when the sitting Conservative MP and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was raised to the peerage as Earl of Beaconsfield. The Conservative candidate, Hon. Thomas Fremantle from Swanbourne, defeated the Liberal from South Bucks, Hon. Rupert Carington by 186 votes. Both sides held meetings in Winslow.

Bucks Herald, 9 Sep

  On Wednesday last the Hon. T. F. Fremantle attended the market ordinary at the Bell Hotel, when there was a large and enthusiastic assembly present to greet the hon. gentleman.  Mr. H. Monk, of Tuckey Farm, occupied the chair, and amongst the company present were- The Hon. C. Fremantle, P. Dauncey, Esq., Little Horwood; Col. Pratt, Oving House; W. Vicars, Esq., Great Horwood; H. Small, Esq., Buckingham; M. S. Lowndes, Esq., Winslow; H. B. Arnaud, Esq., Padbury Lodge; R. Doig, Esq., Lillingstone Dayrell; Captain Cecil Hubbard, Addington; Captain Brickwell, Leckhampstead; Lieut. Hooper; Rev. H. B. Hooper, Nash; Rev. J. Cross, Mursley; Rev. J. Macnamara; Rev. J. Niven, Adstock; Dr. Newham, Winslow; Messrs. T. Cross, W. Bond, G. Lapper, (Finmere), J. Burton, H. E. Gambell, W. Sare, J. Linnell, H. Brazier, R. Tattam, E. Tattam, W. Tomes, J. Dark, - Hathaway, Alderman Bradford (Buckingham), J. White, E. Rouse, B. Warr, J. W. Gough, T. H. Marks, J. Grace, G. White, W. Turner, W. Tack, J. T. Harrison, J. Hedges (Aylesbury), W. Pargeter, &c., &c.

Bicester Herald, 15 Sep

  Winslow - looked upon by some as one of the great strongholds of Conservatism - showed itself to be the reverse by the enthusiastic meeting held on Monday evening, September 11, and other displays of loyalty to the Liberal cause.  The Liberal candidate for the representation of Bucks, with his supporters, has of late been prosecuting the canvass with much vigour, and both sides express sanguine hopes of victory.  Anyone going into Winslow on Monday of last would have been struck with the way in which a town of that size had been excited by an electioneering contest, there being squibs freely circulated and placards for and against the Liberal and Conservative candidates, most conspicuously amongst them being, “Vote for Carington, the farmers friend,” and “Turk or no Turk?”  About the time announced for the meeting to be held, the Hon. Rupert Carington appeared with his friends at the Crooked Billet Inn (Mrs. Marshall’s), when he was received with some lusty hurrahs, and afterwards escorted amid cheers to the spacious tent in a field near.  Amongst the hon. Candidate’s supporters present were- Colonel Carington, D. T. Willis, Esq., T. P. Willis, Esq., Rev. C. Stubbs, Rev. Mr. Macnamara, Messrs. R. W. Jones, sen., R. W. Jones, jun., R. Viccars, G. White, W. Mead, sen., J. L. French, T. Falvey (Southampton), J. Hawley, W. Mead, jun., W. H. French, G. D. Wigley, S. Perkins, T. Holton, W. Ward, J. Small, E. Harrison,, - Winstone, A. L. Field, S. A. [=A.S.] Midgley, etc., etc.  There were about 1,000 persons present, with a large sprinkling of ladies.

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