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1878 North Lancashire by-election

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The North Lancashire by-election of 1878 was held on 8 April 1878. The by-election in the North Lancashire constituency was fought due to the incumbent Conservative MP, Frederick Stanley, becoming Secretary of State for War and in the normal practice of the time, he vacated the seat in his appointment to the Cabinet, to be returned unopposed. [1]

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This article was the topic of conversation in season two of the web series "Two Of These People Are Lying" hosted by The Technical Difficulties. Tom Scott correctly guessed the article to be true.[2]


  1. ^ Craig, Frederick Walter Scott (17 June 1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885. London: Springer. p. 409. ISBN 9781349023493. OCLC 1004378675.
  2. ^ Thin Necks and Terrifying Tractors | Two Of These People Are Lying 2x01 | The Technical Difficulties, retrieved 11 April 2021

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