United Kingdom general election, 1841


United Kingdom general election, 1841

In the 1841 United Kingdom general election, there was a big swing as Robert Peel's Conservatives took control of the House of Commons. The Whigs lost votes to the Irish Repeal group. The Chartists picked up few votes, despite their popular support, as voting was still restricted to a small percentage of the population.

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidates = 498
seats = 367
gain =
loss =
net = + 53
votes = 379,694
votes % = 56.9
seats % =
plus/minus = + 8.6
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = British Whig Party
candidates = 388
seats = 271
gain =
loss =
net = - 73
votes = 273,902
votes % = 41.1
seats % =
plus/minus = - 10.6
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Irish Repeal
candidates = 22
seats = 20
gain = 20
loss = 0
net = + 20
votes = 12,537
votes % = 1.9
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary with Candidates
party = Chartist
candidates = 8
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 692
votes % = 0.1
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"

"Total votes: 593,445"

Voting summary

bar box
title=Popular vote
titlebar=#ddd
width=600px
barwidth=380px
bars=

eats summary

bar box
title=Parliamentary seats
titlebar=#ddd
width=600px
barwidth=380px
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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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