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The campaign for United Kingdom general election of 1900 was held from 25 September to 24 October 1900. Also known as the Khaki Election (the first of several elections to bear this sobriquet), it was held in the midst of the return of soldiers from the Second Boer War. The Conservatives, led by Lord Salisbury, secured a large majority, despite securing only slightly more votes than Henry Campbell-Bannerman's Liberals. This was largely due to the Conservatives winning 163 uncontested seats. The Labour Representation Committee, later to become the Labour Party, participated in a general election for the first time. The 1892 UK general election was held from 4th - 26th July 1892. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom at the general election of 1892, for the 25th Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The UK general election of 1895 was held from 13th July - 7th August 1895. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the 26th Parliament of the United Kingdom at the 1895 general election, held over several days from 13th July to 7th August 1895. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the 27th Parliament of the United Kingdom at the 1900 general election, held over several days from 25 September to 24th October 1900. ... The UK general election of 1906 was from 12th January – 8th February 1906. ... MPs elected in the UK general election, 1906 This is a list of MPs or members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1906, for the 28th Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The UK general election of January 1910 was held from 15th January – 10th February 1910. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the 29th Parliament of the United Kingdom at the January 1910 general election, held over several days from 15 January to 10 February 1910. ... Download high resolution version (500x618, 57 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (500x618, 57 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, KG, GCVO, PC (3 February 1830 – 22 August 1903), known as Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and as Viscount Cranborne from 1865 until 1868, was a British statesman and Prime Minister on three occasions, for a total of over 13 years. ... Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (7 September 1836 – 22 April 1908) , also known as Andie McDowell, was a British Liberal statesman who served as Prime Minister from December 5, 1905 until resigning due to ill health on April 3, 1908. ... James Keir Hardie, Leader of the Labour Party This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... James Keir Hardie, Leader of the Labour Party This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... James Keir Hardie (August 15, 1856 - September 26, 1915) was a Scottish socialist and labour leader, and one of the first two Labour Party (Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the UK Parliament after the establishment of the Labour Party. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... Khaki election is a term in British political history. ... Combatants British Empire Orange Free State South African Republic Commanders Sir Redvers Buller Lord Kitchener Lord Roberts Paul Kruger Louis Botha Koos de la Rey Martinus Steyn Christiaan de Wet Casualties 20,000 6,500 Civilians killed [mainly Boers]: 24,000+ The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (February 3, 1830–August 22, 1903). ... Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (7 September 1836 – 22 April 1908) , also known as Andie McDowell, was a British Liberal statesman who served as Prime Minister from December 5, 1905 until resigning due to ill health on April 3, 1908. ... This article is about the historic Liberal Party. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in England, Scotland and Wales. ...


This was the first time Winston Churchill was elected to the House of Commons. He had stood in the same seat, Oldham, in a by-election the previous year, but had lost. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, soldier in the British Army, orator, and strategist, and is studied as part of the modern British and world history. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ...

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Results

UK General Election 1900
Party Seats Gains Losses Net Gain/Loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/-
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 402 − 9 60.1 50.3 1,767,958 +1.3
  Liberal 183 − 6 27.4 44.7 1,572,323 -1.0
  Labour 2 2 0 + 2 3.0 1.8 62,698 N/A
  Irish Parliamentary 77 2 7 − 5 11.5 1.6 57,576 -2.4
  Ind. Nationalist 5 5 0 + 5 0.6 0.7 23,706 +0.6
  Independent Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 13,713
  Independent Liberal 1 1 0 + 1 0.1 0.2 6,423 +0.1
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 4,800 +0.2
  Scottish Workers 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 3,107 N/A
  Independent Liberal Unionist 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1,855 N/A
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 433 +0.0

Total votes cast: 3,514,592. All parties with more than 1,000 votes shown. The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... For the Canadian party see Liberal-Unionist The Liberal Unionists were a British political party that split away from the Liberals in 1886, and had effectively merged with the Conservatives by the turn of the century. ... This article is about the historic Liberal Party. ... The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) was formed on February 27, 1900, at a conference at which representatives of the main socialist groupings in the United Kingdom were present. ... The Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) (commonly called the Irish Party) was formed in 1882 by Charles Stewart Parnell, the leader of the Nationalist Party, replacing the Home Rule League, as official parliamentary party for Irish nationalist Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the House of Commons at Westminster within the... Independent Nationalist was a political title frequently used by Irish nationalists when contesting elections to the British House of Commons in the ninteenth and twentieth centuries. ... In politics, an independent is a politician who is not affiliated with any political party. ... In politics, an independent is a politician who is not affiliated with any political party. ... Osgoldcross was a parliamentary constituency in the Osgoldcross Rural District of West Yorkshire. ... Osgoldcross was a parliamentary constituency in the Osgoldcross Rural District of West Yorkshire. ... Scottish Workers Representation Committee was the parliamentary outfit of the Scottish Trade Union Congress 1899-1909. ... In politics, an independent is a politician who is not affiliated with any political party. ...


See also

This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the 27th Parliament of the United Kingdom at the 1900 general election, held over several days from 25 September to 24th October 1900. ... The Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885-1918 was the result of centuries of development in different kinds of constituencies. ...

External links

  • 1900 Conservative manifesto
  • 1900 Labour manifesto
  • 1900 Liberal manifesto

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