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colspan=4 style="text-align:center;" United Kingdom

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="width:50%;text-align:center;" 17 November–7 December 1868

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Benjamin Disraeli
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Subsequent PM
William Ewart Gladstone
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United Kingdom general election, 1868
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" All 658 seats to the House of Commons
327 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" William Ewart Gladstone style="width:75px;text-align:center" Benjamin Disraeli

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

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style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 3 December 1868 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 27 February 1868

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

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

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 369 seats, 59.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 289 seats, 40.5%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 387 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 271

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 18 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 18

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1,428,776 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 903,318

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 61.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 38.4%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 2.0% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 2.1%

1859 election MPs
1865 election MPs
1868 election MPs
1874 election MPs
1880 election MPs

The 1868 United Kingdom general election was the first after passage of the Reform Act 1867, which enfranchised many male householders, thus greatly increasing the number of men who could vote in elections in the United Kingdom. It was the first election held in the United Kingdom in which more than a million votes were cast; nearly triple the number of votes were cast compared to the previous election.

The result saw the Liberals, led by William Ewart Gladstone, again increase their large majority over Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives to more than 100 seats.

This was the last election at which all the seats were taken by only the two leading parties, although the parties at the time were loose coalitions and party affiliation was not listed on ballot papers.


United Kingdom general election, 1868 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" 1865 ←

="width:50%;text-align:center;" 17 November–7 December 1868

="width:25%;text-align:right;" class="noprint" → 1874
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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
Benjamin Disraeli
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Subsequent PM
William Ewart Gladstone
}

United Kingdom general election, 1868
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" All 658 seats to the House of Commons
327 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" William Ewart Gladstone style="width:75px;text-align:center" Benjamin Disraeli

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" 3 December 1868 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 27 February 1868

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

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

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 369 seats, 59.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 289 seats, 40.5%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 387 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 271

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 18 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 18

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1,428,776 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 903,318

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 61.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 38.4%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 2.0% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 2.1%

1859 election MPs
1865 election MPs
1868 election MPs
1874 election MPs
1880 election MPs

The 1868 United Kingdom general election was the first after passage of the Reform Act 1867, which enfranchised many male householders, thus greatly increasing the number of men who could vote in elections in the United Kingdom. It was the first election held in the United Kingdom in which more than a million votes were cast; nearly triple the number of votes were cast compared to the previous election.

The result saw the Liberals, led by William Ewart Gladstone, again increase their large majority over Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives to more than 100 seats.

This was the last election at which all the seats were taken by only the two leading parties, although the parties at the time were loose coalitions and party affiliation was not listed on ballot papers.


United Kingdom general election, 1868 sections
Intro  Results  References  

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