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1837 · members United Kingdom members · 1847
United Kingdom general election, 1841
All 658 seats to the House of Commons
29 June–22 July 1841
First party Second party Third party
Robert Peel.jpg 2nd V Melbourne.jpg Daniel O'Connell.png
Leader Sir Robert Peel The Viscount Melbourne Daniel O'Connell
Party Conservative Whig Irish Repeal
Leader since 19 December 1834 16 July 1834 15 April 1840
Leader's seat Tamworth Baron Melbourne County Cork
Last election 314 seats, 48.3% 344 seats, 51.7% N/A
Seats won 367 271 20
Seat change +53 -43 N/A
Popular vote 379,694 273,902 12,537
Percentage 56.9% 41.1% 1.9%

Previous PM
Lord Melbourne
Whig

In the 1841 United Kingdom general election, there was a big swing as Sir Robert Peel's Conservatives took control of the House of Commons. The Whigs lost votes to the Irish Repeal group. The Chartists picked up few votes, despite their popular support, as voting was still restricted to a small percentage of the population.

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Results

UK General Election 1841
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Conservative 498 367 + 53 56.9 379,694 + 8.6
  Whig 388 271 - 73 41.1 273,902 - 10.6
  Irish Repeal 22 20 20 0 + 20 1.9 12,537 N/A
  Chartist 8 0 0 0 0 0.1 692 N/A

Total votes: 593,445[citation needed]

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Voting summary

Popular vote
Conservative
  
56.94%
Whig
  
41.08%
Repeal Association
  
1.88%
Chartist
  
0.1%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Conservative
  
55.78%
Whig
  
41.19%
Repeal Association
  
3.04%

References


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