United Kingdom general election, 1865


United Kingdom general election, 1865

The 1865 UK general election saw the Liberals, led by Lord Palmerston, increase their large majority over the Earl of Derby's Conservatives to more than 80. The Whig Party changed its name to the Liberal Party between the previous election and this one.

Palmerston died later in the same year and was succeeded by Lord John Russell as Prime Minister. ["1865." The People's Chronology. Ed. Jason M. Everett. Thomson Gale, 2006. eNotes.com. 2006. 12 May, 2007 ]

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidates = 516
seats = 369
gain =
loss =
net = + 13
votes = 508,821
votes % = 59.5
seats % =
plus/minus = - 6.2
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidates = 406
seats = 289
gain =
loss =
net = - 9
votes = 346,035
votes % = 40.5
seats % =
plus/minus = + 6.2

"Total votes: 854,856"

Notes

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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