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1885 · members United Kingdom members · 1892
United Kingdom general election, 1886
All 670 seats to the House of Commons
1–27 July 1886
First party Second party Third party
3rd Marquess of Salisbury.jpg Gladstone.jpg Charles Stewart Parnell - Brady-Handy.jpg
Leader Lord Salisbury William Gladstone Charles Stewart Parnell
Party Conservative and Liberal Unionist Liberal Irish Parliamentary
Leader since April 1881 3 December 1868 17 October 1882
Leader's seat Marquess of Salisbury Midlothian Cork City
Last election 247 seats, 43.5% 319 seats, 47.4% 86 seats, 6.9%
Seats won 393 192 85
Seat change +144 -127 0
Popular vote 1,520,886 1,244,683 97,905
Percentage 51.1% 41.8%

Incumbent PM
William Gladstone
Liberal

The 1886 UK general election took place from 1–27 July 1886. It resulted in a major reversal of the results of the 1885 election as the Conservatives, led by Lord Salisbury in an electoral pact with the breakaway Unionist wing of the Liberals - led by Lord Hartington (later the Duke of Devonshire) and Joseph Chamberlain. The new Liberal Unionist party gave the Conservatives their parliamentary majority but did not join them in a formal coalition.

William Gladstone's Liberals, who supported Irish Home Rule, and their sometimes coalition partners, the Irish Parliamentary Party led by Charles Stewart Parnell, placed a distant second. This ended the period of Liberal dominance - they had held power for 18 of the 27 years since 1859 and won five of the six elections held during that time, but would only be in power for three of the next 19 years.

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Results

1880 election MPs
1885 election MPs
1886 election MPs
1892 election MPs
1895 election MPs
UK General Election 1886
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 563 393 (316 + 77) + 144 51.1 1,520,886
  Liberal 451 192 - 127 41.8 1,244,683
  Irish Parliamentary 98 85 1 1 0 97,905
  Independent Liberal 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 1,247
  Ind. Liberal Unionist 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 544
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Vote summary

Popular vote
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
  
53.08%
Liberal
  
43.44%
Irish Parliamentary
  
3.41%
Independent
  
0.06%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
  
58.66%
Liberal
  
28.66%
Irish Parliamentary
  
12.69%

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References


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