15 MARCH 1873, Page 2

The first county election under the Ballot, that of Mid-Cheshire,

was carried against the Liberal- candidate by a very much in- creased majority as compared with the majority of 1868. Then Mr. George Cornwall Legh had a majority of- only 604 over the Hon. Leicester Warren. Yesterday "week,, Colonel Egerton Leigh beat Mr. Latham bye majority of 1,890 (8',508 for Colonel Leigh, against 2,118 for Mr. Latham), more than double the majority of five years ago. Clearly, either the, political circum- stances of the time, or the Ballot, or both, are unfavourable to• the Liberal cause in Mid-Cheshire.