United Kingdom general election, 1886


United Kingdom general election, 1886

The 1886 UK general election took place from 1 July-27, 1886. It resulted in a major reversal of the results of the 1885 election as the Conservatives, led by Lord Salisbury in coalition with the Unionist wing of the Liberals won an overall majority in the House of Commons. William Gladstone's Liberals, who supported Irish Home Rule, and their sometimes coalition partners, the Irish Parliamentary Party led by Charles Stewart Parnell, placed a distant second. This ended the period of Liberal dominance - they had held power for 18 of the 27 years since 1859 and won five of the six elections held during that time, but would only be in power for three of the next 19 years.

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative and Liberal Unionist
candidates = 563
seats = 393 (316 + 77)
gain =
loss =
net = + 144
votes = 1,520,886
votes % = 51.1
seats % =
plus/minus =
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidates = 451
seats = 192
gain =
loss =
net = - 127
votes = 1,244,683
votes % = 41.8
seats % =
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Irish Parliamentary Party
candidates = 98
seats = 85
gain = 1
loss = 1
net = 0
votes = 97,905
votes % =
seats % =
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Liberal
candidates = 1
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 1,247
votes % = 0.1
seats % =
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Liberal Unionist
candidates = 2
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 544
votes % = 0.0
seats % =
plus/minus =

Vote summary

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title=Popular vote
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width=600px
barwidth=350px
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eats summary

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title=Parliamentary seats
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ee also

*MPs elected in the UK general election, 1886
*The Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885-1918

References

*F. W. S. Craig, "British Electoral Facts: 1832-1987"
* [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/politics.htm Spartacus: Political Parties and Election Results]
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/geresults.html United Kingdom election results - summary results 1885-1979]


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