United Kingdom general election, 1895

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United Kingdom general election, 1895
United Kingdom
1892 ←
members
13 July – 7 August 1895 → 1900
members

All 670 seats in the House of Commons
336 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  3rd Marquess of Salisbury.jpg RoseberyMillais.png Justin McCarthy (1830-1912).jpg
Leader Lord Salisbury Lord Rosebery Justin McCarthy
Party Conservative and Liberal Unionist Liberal Irish Parliamentary
Leader since April 1881 5 March 1894 6 December 1891
Leader's seat Marquess of Salisbury Earl of Rosebery North Longford
Last election 313 seats, 47.0% 272 seats, 45.4% 81 seats, 7.0%
Seats won 411 177 82
Seat change Increase 98 Decrease 95 Increase 1
Popular vote 1,894,772 1,765,266 149,530
Percentage 49.0% 45.7% 4.0%
Swing Increase 2.0% Increase 0.3% Decrease 3.0%

PM before election

Lord Salisbury
Conservative

Subsequent PM

Lord Salisbury
Conservative

The United Kingdom general election of 1895 was held from 13 July - 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 Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 589 411 + 98 61.3 49.0 1,894,772 +2.0
  Liberal 445 177 - 95 26.4 45.7 1,765,266 +0.3
  Irish Parliamentary 103 82 1 0 + 1 12.2 4.0 149,530 -3.0
  Ind. Labour Party 28 0 0 0 0 1.0 44,325
  Social Democratic Federation 4 0 0 0 0 0.1 3,730
  Independent Nationalist 2 0 0 0 0 0.1 3,429
  Independent Lib-Lab 2 0 0 0 0 0.1 2,677
  Independent Liberal 4 0 0 1 - 1 0.1 1,893
  Independent Labour 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 608
  Independent 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 52

Total votes cast: 3,866,282. All parties shown.

Voting summary[edit]

Popular vote
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
  
49.01%
Liberal
  
45.66%
Irish Parliamentary
  
3.87%
Independent Labour
  
1.15%
Independent
  
0.22%
Others
  
0.1%

Seats summary[edit]

Parliamentary seats
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
  
61.34%
Liberal
  
26.42%
Irish Parliamentary
  
12.24%

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For an alternative view of the count where each vote in a two-member seat is counted as half a vote (because each elector had two votes) see: