United Kingdom general election, 1895

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United Kingdom general election, 1895

← 1892 13 July – 7 August 1895 (1895-07-13 – 1895-08-07) 1900 →

All 670 seats in the House of Commons
336 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Photo of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury.jpg The Earl of Rosebery.jpg
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%

  Third party Fourth party
  John Dillon LOC 25678086606.jpg Ireland yesterday and today (1909) (14587063449).jpg
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.svg
Colours denote the winning party

Prime Minister before election

Marquess of Salisbury
Conservative

Appointed Prime Minister

Marquess of Salisbury
Conservative

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.

Results[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All parties shown.

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