United Kingdom general election, 1892


United Kingdom general election, 1892

The 1892 UK general election was held from 4 July – 26 July 1892. It saw the Conservatives, led by Lord Salisbury, win the greatest number of seats, but not enough for an overall majority as William Gladstone's Liberals won many more seats than in the 1886 general election. Despite being split between Parnellite and anti-Parnellite factions, the Irish Nationalist vote held up well, leaving Gladstone to form a minority government dependent on Irish Nationalist support.

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative and Liberal Unionist
candidates = 606
seats = 313 (268 + 45)
gain =
loss =
net = - 80
votes = 2,159,150
votes % = 47.0
seats % =
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidates = 535
seats = 272
gain =
loss =
net = + 80
votes = 2,088,019
votes % = 45.4
seats % =
plus/minus =
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Irish Parliamentary Party
candidates = 129
seats = 81
gain = 0
loss = 3
net = - 4
votes = 309,329
votes % = 7.0
seats % =
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Labour
candidates = 9
seats = 3
gain = 3
loss = 0
net = + 3
votes = 22,198
votes % = 0.5
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Conservative
candidates = 4
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 7,211
votes % = 0.1
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Liberal
candidates = 6
seats = 1
gain = 1
loss = 0
net = + 1
votes = 3,572
votes % = 0.1
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary with Candidates
party = Scottish Trades Councils Labour
candidates = 4
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 2,313
votes % = 0.0
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Nationalist
candidates = 2
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 2,180
votes % = 0.0
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary with Candidates
party = Scottish Parliamentary Labour
candidates = 3
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 2,043
votes % = 0.0
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Social Democratic Federation
candidates = 2
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 659
votes % = 0.0
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent (politician)
candidates = 3
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 139
votes % = 0.0
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
"The totals above exclude two Irish candidates whose party affiliation was unclear to F. W. S. Craig at the time he compiled his voting figures: Col. J. C. Lowry who gained 897 votes standing for Dublin University as either an Independent or Official Conservative, and John O'Connor Power who gained 609 votes standing in Mayo West as a Gladstonian Liberal. Craig labelled both candidates: "Others"."

"Total votes cast: 4,598,319. All parties shown."

Voting summary

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eats summary

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ee also

*MPs elected in the UK general election, 1892
*The Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885-1918

ources

*F. W. S. Craig, "British Electoral Facts: 1832-1987"
*F. W. S. Craig, "British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918" (Macmillan, 1974)
* [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GE1892.htm Spartacus: Political Parties and Election Results]

External links

"For an alternative view of the count where each vote in a two-member seat is counted as half a vote (because each elector had two votes) see:"
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/geresults.html United Kingdom election results - summary results 1885-1979]


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