Cambridge University

1073 voters



In the by-election of June 1829, 1073 people voted. There were 2 candidates, with William Cavendish elected.

Poll book data from:
Citation: The poll for the election… by Henry Gunning (Cambridge: J. Smith, 1829)
Source: John Sims (ed.), A Handlist of British Parliamentary Poll Books (Leicester, 1984); Jeremy Gibson and Colin Rogers (eds.), Poll Books, 1696–1872: A Directory of Holdings in Great Britain (4th edn., Bury, 2008); L. W. L. Edwards (ed.), Catalogue of Directories and Poll Books in the Possession of the Society of Genealogists (4th edn., 1984).

Timeline & Key Statistics

Contexts & Remarks

Dates: Tuesday 16 June-Thursday 18 June 1829.

Poll book reference: The poll for the election... by Henry Gunning (Cambridge: J. Smith, 1829).

By-election triggered by Sir Nicholas Tindal's appointment to office.

Candidates: William Cavendish (Whig) and George Bankes (Tory).

Educated at Trinity College 4 years earlier, William Cavendish was the heir presumptive to the 6th duke of Devonshire and an officer in the Derbyshire militia.

George Bankes was the brother of former MP, William Henry Bankes.

The by-election returned Cavendish as MP for the University of Cambridge.

Cultural Artefacts

Poll Book

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