United Kingdom general election, 1868


United Kingdom general election, 1868

The 1868 UK general election was the first after passage of the Reform Act 1867, which enfranchised many male householders, thus greatly increasing the number of men who could vote in elections in the United Kingdom. It was the first election held in the United Kingdom in which more than a million votes were cast; nearly triple the number of votes were cast compared to the previous election.

The result saw the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, again increase their large majority over Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives to more than 100 seats.

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidates = 600
seats = 387
gain =
loss =
net = + 18
votes = 1,428,776
votes % = 61.5
seats % =
plus/minus = + 2.0
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidates = 436
seats = 271
gain =
loss =
net = - 18
votes = 903,318
votes % = 38.4
seats % =
plus/minus = - 2.1
Election Summary with Candidates
party = Others
candidates = 3
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 1,157
votes % = 0.1
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"

"Total votes cast: 2,333,251"

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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