1895 United Kingdom general election

1895 United Kingdom general election

← 1892 13 July β€“ 7 August 1895 (1895-07-13 β€“ 1895-08-07) 1900 β†’

All 670 seats in the House of Commons
336 seats needed for a majority
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  Photo of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury.jpg The Earl of Rosebery.jpg John Dillon LOC 25678086606.jpg
Leader Marquess of Salisbury Earl of Rosebery John Dillon
Party Conservative & Lib. Unionist Liberal Irish National Federation
Leader since April 1881 5 March 1894 1892
Leader's seat East Mayo
Last election 313 seats, 47.0% 272 seats, 45.4% 72 seats, 5.2%
Seats won 411 177 70
Seat change Increase97 Decrease94 Decrease2
Popular vote 1,759,484 1,628,405 92,556
Percentage 49.3% 45.6% 2.6%
Swing Increase2.3% Increase0.2% Decrease2.6%

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Colours denote the winning party

Prime Minister before election

Marquess of Salisbury
Conservative

Prime Minister after
election

Marquess of Salisbury
Conservative

The 1895 United Kingdom general election was held from 13 July to 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, while a rump (the "Parnellites") followed John Redmond.

Results

↓  
411 177 70 12
Conservative & Lib. Unionist Liberal INF INL
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 49.25 1,759,484 +2.2
  Liberal Lord Rosebery 447 177 18 112 βˆ’94 26.42 45.58 1,628,405 +0.2
  Irish National Federation John Dillon 77 70 βˆ’2 10.45 2.59 92,556 βˆ’2.6
  Irish National League John Redmond 26 12 +3 1.79 1.34 47,698 βˆ’0.2
  Ind. Labour Party Keir Hardie 28 0 0 0 0.96 34,433 N/A
  Independent Liberal N/A 3 0 βˆ’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 βˆ’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
 
49.25%
Liberal
 
45.58%
Irish National Federation
 
2.59%
Irish National League
 
1.34%
Independent Labour Party
 
0.96%
Others
 
0.28%

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

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