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Encyclopedia > United Kingdom general election, 1880
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The UK general election of 1880 was a general election in the United Kingdom held on the 18 April 1880. [1] The 1868 UK general election was the first after passage of the Reform Act 1867, which enfranchised all male householders, thus greatly increasing the number of men who could vote in elections in the United Kingdom. ... The 1874 UK general election ended with the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, winning a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraelis Conservatives winning the majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats. ... The 1885 UK general election was from the 24th November - 18th December 1885. ... MPs elected in the UK general election, 1885 This is a list of MPs or members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1885, for the 23rd Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The 1886 UK general election took place from July 1-27, 1886. ... MPs elected in the UK general election, 1886 This is a list of MPs or members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1886, for the 24th Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


At the culmination of Midlothian campaign, the Liberals, led by the fierce oratory of retired former Liberal leader William Gladstone in attacking the supposedly immoral foreign policy of the Disraeli government, secured one of their largest ever majorities in the election, leaving the Conservatives a distant second. As a result of the campaign, the Liberal leaders, Lord Hartington and Lord Granville, withdrew in favour of Gladstone, who thus became Prime Minister a second time. The Midlothian campaign was a series of foreign policy speeches given by William Gladstone. ... This article is about the historic Liberal Party. ... William Ewart Gladstone (December 29, 1809 - May 19, 1898) was a British Liberal politician and Prime Minister (1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886 and 1892-1894). ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was an English statesman and literary figure. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative & Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), and the largest in terms of public membership. ... Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire (29 June 1833 - 19 October 1908) was a British politician, previously known (1858-1891) as Marquess of Hartington. ... Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville (May 11, 1815 - March 31, 1891) was an English statesman. ... The Prime Minister is in practice the most important political office in the United Kingdom. ...


Results

UK General Election 1880
Party Seats Gains Losses Net Gain/Loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/-
  Liberal 352 + 110 54.7 1,836,423 + 2.7
  Conservative 237 - 113 42.5 1,426,351 - 1.8
  Home Rule 63 + 3 2.8 95,535 - 0.9
  Others 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,107 0.0

Total votes cast: 3,359,416. This article is about the historic Liberal Party. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative & Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), and the largest in terms of public membership. ... The Home Rule League, sometimes called the Home Rule Party, was a nineteenth and early twentieth century Irish political party which campaigned for home rule for the island of Ireland. ...


References

  • F. W. S. Craig, British Electoral Facts: 1832-1987
  • Spartacus: Political Parties and Election Results
  1. ^ Time Traveller's Guide to Victorian Britain (Channel 4)
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