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Encyclopedia > United Kingdom general election, 1857
1852 election
1857 election
1859 election

The 1857 UK general election saw the Whigs, led by Lord Palmerston, finally win a majority in the House of Commons as the Conservative vote fell significantly. The 1852 UK general election was very close, Lord John Russells Whigs again winning the popular vote, but once again Conservative candidates won a very slight majority. ... The 1859 UK general election saw the Whigs, led by Lord Palmerston, hold their majority in a much enlarged House of Commons over the Earl of Derbys Conservatives. ... Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (October 20, 1784 - October 18, 1865) was a British Prime Minister and Liberal politician. ... In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ...

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Whigs 464,127 176 - 148 65.1
Conservative 239,712 148 - 182 33.1
Chartist 614 0   0.1
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In the general election of 2001, the Labour party won 413 seats, the Conservatives 166, the Liberal Democrats 52, and minor parties 28.
The Conservatives made a comeback, however, in the general elections of 1910, and the Liberals were thereafter dependent on the Irish Nationalists to stay in power.
In the general election of 1964, however, the latter was narrowly defeated by the Labour party, headed by
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