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1859 · members United Kingdom members · 1868
United Kingdom general election, 1865
All 658 seats to the House of Commons
11–24 July 1865
First party Second party
Palmerston.jpg 14th Earl of Derby.jpg
Leader The Viscount Palmerston The Earl of Derby
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 12 June 1859 July 1846
Leader's seat Tiverton Earl of Derby
Last election 356 seats, 65.7% 298 seats, 34.3%
Seats won 369 289
Seat change +13 -9
Popular vote 508,821 346,035
Percentage 59.5% 38.4%

Previous PM
Lord Palmerston
Liberal

Subsequent PM
Lord Palmerston
Liberal

1859 election
1865 election
1868 election

The 1865 UK 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. [1]

Results

UK General Election 1865
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Liberal 516 369 + 13 59.5 508,821 - 6.2
  Conservative 406 289 - 9 40.5 346,035 + 6.2

Total votes: 854,856

Notes

  1. ^ "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>

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