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WEST GLOUCESTERSHIRE ELECTION.

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WEST GLOUCESTERSHIRE ELECTION. On Wednesday the result of the polling in the West Gloucestershire electijn was declared as follows Mr. B. St. John Ackers (Conservative) 4,837 Sir Wm. Marling, Bart. (Liberal). 4,426 Majority 411 At the general election in 1880 Colonel Kingsoote (L beral) was returned at the head of the poll with 5,311; votes. Lord Moreton (Libera.), who was also elected, received 5,164; whilst Mr Plnnkett (Conser- vative), who was defeated, obtained 4.(340 votes. At the election in February, 1874, Mr. Plunkett was re- turned as senior member, in conjunction with Cuiotiel Kingscote. Mr. BeujaminSt. John Ackers, of Prinknash Park, near Painswick, Gloucestershire, and Pri,ice of Wales s-teirace, London, is the only sui viving son d the late Mr, James Ackers, formerly M.P. for Ludlow. He was born in 1839, and was educated at Rugby and at St. John's College, Oxm rci, and was called to the Bar by the Hen. Society of Lineoln'c-inn in May, 18(55, but has never practised. Mr. Ackers, who is a magistrate and deputy lieutenant for the county, unsuccs s-fuily contested the city of Gloucester in the Conservative interest at the General Election of Aprii, 1 ".)0. He is the 125th new member returned to tho present House of Commons, ai J his election on the present occasion is a gain of a -eat, counting two votes on a division to the Opposition. —

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