19th February 1877 - Sidney Herbert elected MP for Wilton

Lord Pembroke MP for Wilton 1877

In February 1877, Wilton elected Sidney Herbert as a Member of Parliament.[1] The previous MP Sir Edmund Antrobus had resigned. Antrobus was a Liberal, Herbert a Conservative.

This Sidney Herbert was the son of the more famous politician of the same name. The older Sidney Herbert was the Minister of War, and had been an ally of Florence Nightingale


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The Wilton by-election of 1877 was fought on 19 February 1877. The byelection was fought due to the resignation of the incumbent Liberal MP, Sir Edmund Antrobus. It was won by the Conservative candidate Hon. Sidney Herbert.