1895 United Kingdom general election

The 1895 United Kingdom general election was held between 13 July and 7 August 1895. It was won by the Conservatives led by Lord Salisbury who formed an alliance with the Liberal Unionist Party and had a large majority over the Liberals, led by Lord Rosebery. The Irish Parliamentary Party was split at this time, the majority of its MPs (the "Anti-Parnellites") following John Dillon whilst a rump (the "Parnellites") followed John Redmond.

1895 United Kingdom general election

13 July – 7 August 1895

All 670 seats in the House of Commons
336 seats needed for a majority
  Photo of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury The Earl of Rosebery
Leader Marquess of Salisbury Earl of Rosebery
Party Conservative & Lib. Unionist Liberal
Leader since April 1881 5 March 1894
Last election 313 seats, 47.0% 272 seats, 45.4%
Seats won 411 177
Seat change Increase97 Decrease94
Popular vote 1,759,484 1,628,405
Percentage 49.2% 45.5%
Swing Increase2.2% Increase0.2%

  John Dillon LOC 25678086606 Ireland yesterday and today (1909) (14587063449) (cropped)
Leader John Dillon John Redmond
Party Irish National Federation Irish National League
Leader since 1892 1891
Leader's seat East Mayo Waterford City
Last election 72 seats, 5.2% 9 seats, 1.6%
Seats won 70 12
Seat change Decrease2 Increase3
Popular vote 92,556 47,698
Percentage 2.6% 1.3%
Swing Decrease2.6% Decrease0.2%

United Kingdom general election 1895
Colours denote the winning party

Prime Minister before election

Marquess of Salisbury
Conservative

Appointed Prime Minister

Marquess of Salisbury
Conservative

Results

UK General Election 1895
Candidates Votes
Party Leader Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Conservative & Lib. Unionist Lord Salisbury 588 411 114 17 +97 61.34 49.20 1,759,484 +2.2
  Liberal Lord Rosebery 447 177 18 112 −94 26.42 45.54 1,628,405 +0.2
  Irish National Federation John Dillon 77 70 −2 10.45 2.59 92,556 −2.6
  Irish National League John Redmond 26 12 +3 1.79 1.33 47,698 −0.2
  Ind. Labour Party Keir Hardie 28 0 0 0 0.96 34,433 N/A
  Independent Liberal N/A 3 0 −1 0 0.10 3,733
  Social Democratic Federation H. M. Hyndman 4 0 0 0 0.09 3,122 +0.1
  Independent Lib-Lab N/A 2 0 0 0 0.07 2,348
  Independent Labour N/A 1 0 −3 0 0.02 608
  Independent N/A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 52

Voting summary

Popular vote
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
49.20%
Liberal
45.54%
Irish National Federation
2.59%
Irish National League
1.33%
Independent Labour Party
0.96%
Others
0.38%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
61.34%
Liberal
26.42%
Irish National Federation
10.45%
Irish National League
1.79%

See also

Notes

  1. ^ All parties shown.

References

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1989), British Electoral Facts: 1832–1987, Dartmouth: Gower, ISBN 0900178302
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1974), British Parliamentary Election Results 1885–1918, Macmillan
  • Readman, Paul A. (1999), "The 1895 general election and political change in late Victorian Britain", Historical Journal, 42 (2): 467–493, JSTOR 3020996
  • Roberts, Andrew (1999), Salisbury: Victorian Titan, pp. 596–604

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1895 United Kingdom general election in Ireland

The 1895 United Kingdom general election in Ireland took place from 13–29 July 1895. The divide between the anti-Parnellite Irish National Federation and the pro-Parnellite Irish National League continued, and with only minor variation in seats.

In the overall election result, the Conservative–Liberal Unionist coalition beat the Liberal Party government led by the Earl of Rosebery. Lord Salisbury returned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, having previously served from 1885 to 1886, and again from 1886 to 1892.

1895 general election

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List of MPs elected in the 1895 United Kingdom general election

This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the 26th Parliament of the United Kingdom at the 1895 general election, held over several days from 13 July to 7 August 1895.

Notable newcomers to the House of Commons included Reginald McKenna and Alfred Lyttelton.

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