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colspan=4 { cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:25%;text-align:left;" class="noprint" 1857 ←
members

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Members elected

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{ cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:50%; text-align:left; text-size: 80%" PM before election
Lord Derby
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Subsequent PM
Lord Palmerston
}

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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" All 654 seats in the House of Commons
328 seats needed for a majority
style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" First party style="text-align:center" Second party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" The Viscount Palmerston style="width:75px;text-align:center" The Earl of Derby

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 6 February 1855 style="width:75px;text-align:center" July 1846

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Tiverton style="width:75px;text-align:center" Earl of Derby

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 377 seats, 65.9% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 264 seats, 34.0%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 356 (including Peelites) style="width:75px;text-align:center" 298

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 21 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 34

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 372,117 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 193,232

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 65.7% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 34.3%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 0.2% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 0.3%

1852 election MPs
1857 election MPs
1859 election MPs
1865 election MPs
1868 election MPs

In the 1859 United Kingdom general election, the Whigs, led by Lord Palmerston, held their majority in the House of Commons over the Earl of Derby's Conservatives. This election is also considered to be the first to be contested by the Liberal Party - a name unofficially adopted to cover the alliance of Whigs, Peelites, Radicals and Irish Brigade who had previously voted against the Derby administration in the House of Commons that had led to the election. It was also the last general election entered by the Chartists, before their organisation was dissolved.


United Kingdom general election, 1859 sections
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center;" United Kingdom

colspan=4 { cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:25%;text-align:left;" class="noprint" 1857 ←
members

="width:50%;text-align:center;" 28 April–18 May 1859
Members elected

="width:25%;text-align:right;" class="noprint" → 1865
}

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{ cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:50%; text-align:left; text-size: 80%" PM before election
Lord Derby
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Subsequent PM
Lord Palmerston
}

United Kingdom general election, 1859
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" All 654 seats in the House of Commons
328 seats needed for a majority
style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" First party style="text-align:center" Second party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" The Viscount Palmerston style="width:75px;text-align:center" The Earl of Derby

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 6 February 1855 style="width:75px;text-align:center" July 1846

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Tiverton style="width:75px;text-align:center" Earl of Derby

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 377 seats, 65.9% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 264 seats, 34.0%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 356 (including Peelites) style="width:75px;text-align:center" 298

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 21 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 34

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 372,117 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 193,232

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 65.7% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 34.3%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 0.2% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 0.3%

1852 election MPs
1857 election MPs
1859 election MPs
1865 election MPs
1868 election MPs

In the 1859 United Kingdom general election, the Whigs, led by Lord Palmerston, held their majority in the House of Commons over the Earl of Derby's Conservatives. This election is also considered to be the first to be contested by the Liberal Party - a name unofficially adopted to cover the alliance of Whigs, Peelites, Radicals and Irish Brigade who had previously voted against the Derby administration in the House of Commons that had led to the election. It was also the last general election entered by the Chartists, before their organisation was dissolved.


United Kingdom general election, 1859 sections
Intro  Results  References  

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