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The 1859 UK general election saw the Whigs, led by Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (October 20, 1784 - October 18, 1865) was a British Prime Minister and Liberal politician. He was in government office almost continually from 1807 till his death in 1865. Early Life and Career Henry John Temple was born at Broadlands, near Romsey, Hants. The Irish... Lord Palmerston, hold their majority in a much enlarged In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. The Commons generally holds much more power than the upper house (the senate or House of Lords). The leader of the majority party in the House of Commons... House of Commons over the Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby. (March 29, 1799 - October 23, 1869) was a British statesman, three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and is to date the longest serving leader of the Conservative Party. He was known before 1834 as Edward Smith-Stanley, and from... Earl of Derby's Conservatives. It was also the last A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. The term is generally used to refer to elections held for a nations primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections. The term originates in the United... general election entered by the Chartists, before their organisation was dissolved.

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
This article is about the British Whig party. For other uses of the word Whig, see the disambiguation page. For a long time in British politics, the two main parties were the Tories (the Conservative Party) and the Whigs. The term Whig originates from the Exclusion Bill crisis of 1678... Whigs 372,117 356 + 180 65.7
The new logo of the Conservative Party The Conservative Party is the largest centre right political party in the United Kingdom. It is descended from the Tory Party and its members are still commonly referred to as Tories. It votes with the European Peoples Party bloc in the European... Conservative 193,232 298 + 150 34.3
A movement for social and political reform in the United Kingdom during the mid_19th century, Chartism gains its name from the Peoples Charter of 1838, which set out the main aims of the movement. Chartism is thought to originate from the passing of the Reform Act 1832, which gave... Chartist 151 0 0.0

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The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair.
In Northern Ireland, the election was dominated in the unionist community by a battle between the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to be the region's largest unionist party in Parliament.
Other elections in the province have shown both a shift in votes towards the DUP but also a collapse of support for the cross-community Alliance Party which is likely to be more marked in a first past the post election and thus which may work in the UUP's favour.
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