United Kingdom general election, 1880


United Kingdom general election, 1880

The UK general election of 1880 was a general election in the United Kingdom held from March to April 1880.

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.

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidates = 499
seats = 352
gain =
loss =
net = + 110
votes = 1,836,423
votes % = 54.7
seats % =
plus/minus = + 2.7
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidates = 521
seats = 237
gain =
loss =
net = - 113
votes = 1,426,351
votes % = 42.5
seats % =
plus/minus = - 1.8
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Home Rule League
candidates = 81
seats = 63
gain =
loss =
net = + 3
votes = 95,535
votes % = 2.8
seats % =
plus/minus = - 0.9
Election Summary with Candidates
party = Others
candidates = 2
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 1,107
votes % = 0.0
seats % =
plus/minus = 0.0

"Total votes cast: 3,359,416."

Voting summary

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eats summary

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title=Parliamentary seats
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References

*F. W. S. Craig, "British Electoral Facts: 1832-1987"
* "British Electoral Facts 1832-1999", compiled and edited by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher (Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2000)
* [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/politics.htm Spartacus: Political Parties and Election Results]


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