1895 United Kingdom general election in Ireland

The 1895 United Kingdom general election in Ireland took place from 13–29 July 1895. The divide between the anti-Parnellite Irish National Federation and the pro-Parnellite Irish National League continued, and with only minor variation in seats. In the overall election result, the ConservativeLiberal Unionist coalition beat the Liberal Party government led by the Earl of Rosebery. Lord Salisbury returned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, having previously served from 1885 to 1886, and again from 1886 to 1892.

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103 of the 670 seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party Third party
  Justin McCarthy, 1891.jpg Photograph of Colonel Edward James Saunderson MP 2.png John Redmond 1917.JPG
Leader Justin McCarthy Edward James Saunderson John Redmond
Party Irish National Federation Irish Unionist Irish National League
Leader since 1892 1891 October 1891
Leader's seat North Longford North Armagh Waterford City
Seats before 71 23 9
Seats won 70 22 11
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease1 Increase2

ResultsEdit

Party Leader Seats Votes
# of Seats % of Seats Seat Change # of Votes % of Votes Vote Change
Irish National Federation Justin McCarthy 70 68.0  1
Irish National League John Redmond 11 10.7  2
Irish Unionist Edward James Saunderson 18 17.4  1
Liberal Unionist Joseph Chamberlain 4 3.9  
Independent Nationalist 0 0  
Independent Liberal 0 0  
Total 103 100% 100%
Source: B.M. Walker[1]
Parliamentary seats
Irish National Federation
67.96%
Irish Unionist
17.47%
Irish National League
10.68%
Liberal Unionist
3.88%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walker, Brian Mercer (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922 (New History of Ireland). Royal Irish Academy. pp. 151–156. ISBN 0901714127.