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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" 1859 ←

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Members elected

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members }

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Lord Palmerston
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Subsequent PM
Lord Palmerston
}

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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" All 658 seats to the House of Commons
330 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" 12 June 1859 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" 356 seats, 65.7% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 298 seats, 34.3%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 369 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 289

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 13 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 9

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 508,821 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 346,035

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 59.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 40.5%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 6.2% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 6.2%

1857 election MPs
1859 election MPs
1865 election MPs
1868 election MPs
1874 election MPs

The 1865 United Kingdom general election saw the Liberals, led by Lord Palmerston, increase their large majority over the Earl of Derby's Conservatives to more than 80. The Whig Party changed its name to the Liberal Party between the previous election and this one.

Palmerston died later in the same year and was succeeded by Lord John Russell as Prime Minister. <ref>"1865." The People's Chronology. Ed. Jason M. Everett. Thomson Gale, 2006. eNotes.com. 2006. 12 May 2007 <http://history.enotes.com/peoples-chronology/year-1865/political-events></ref>

This was the last United Kingdom general election where a party increased its majority after having been returned to office at the previous election with a reduced majority.<ref>3</ref>


United Kingdom general election, 1865 sections
Intro  Results  Notes  References  

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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" 1859 ←

="width:50%;text-align:center;" 11–24 July 1865
Members elected

="width:25%;text-align:right;" class="noprint" → 1868
members }

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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 Palmerston
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Subsequent PM
Lord Palmerston
}

United Kingdom general election, 1865
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" All 658 seats to the House of Commons
330 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" 12 June 1859 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" 356 seats, 65.7% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 298 seats, 34.3%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 369 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 289

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 13 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 9

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 508,821 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 346,035

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 59.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 40.5%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 6.2% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 6.2%

1857 election MPs
1859 election MPs
1865 election MPs
1868 election MPs
1874 election MPs

The 1865 United Kingdom general election saw the Liberals, led by Lord Palmerston, increase their large majority over the Earl of Derby's Conservatives to more than 80. The Whig Party changed its name to the Liberal Party between the previous election and this one.

Palmerston died later in the same year and was succeeded by Lord John Russell as Prime Minister. <ref>"1865." The People's Chronology. Ed. Jason M. Everett. Thomson Gale, 2006. eNotes.com. 2006. 12 May 2007 <http://history.enotes.com/peoples-chronology/year-1865/political-events></ref>

This was the last United Kingdom general election where a party increased its majority after having been returned to office at the previous election with a reduced majority.<ref>3</ref>


United Kingdom general election, 1865 sections
Intro  Results  Notes  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Results
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