United Kingdom general election, 1837


United Kingdom general election, 1837

The 1837 UK general election saw Robert Peel's Conservatives close further on the position of the Whigs, who won their fourth election of the decade.

The election produced the first parliament after the death of William IV and the first of Victoria's reign.

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = British Whig Party
candidates = 510
seats = 344
gain =
loss =
net = - 41
votes = 418,331
votes % = 51.7
seats % =
plus/minus = - 5.5
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidates = 484
seats = 314
gain =
loss =
net = + 41
votes = 379,694
votes % = 48.3
seats % =
plus/minus = + 5.5

"Total votes cast: 798,025"

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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