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1865 United Kingdom general election in Ireland
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103 of the 658 seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party
 
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Leader Viscount Palmerston Earl of Derby
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 6 February 1855 July 1846
Leader's seat Tiverton House of Lords
Seats before 50 53
Seats won 58 45
Seat change Increase8 Decrease8
Popular vote 51,532 41,497
Percentage 55.6% 44.4%
Swing Decrease 5.5% Increase5.5%

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Results of the 1865 election in Ireland

The 1865 United Kingdom general election in Ireland took place in July 1865. It was the first election contested by the new Liberal Party. In Ireland, the Liberals led by Palmerston increased by 8 seats.

Not included in the results is the Dublin University constituency, which returned two Conservatives to parliament.

Results

Party Candidates Unopposed Seats Seats change Votes % % Change
  Liberal 83 28 58 Increase8 51,532 55.6 Decrease5.5
  Irish Conservative 59 27 45 Decrease8 41,497 44.4 Increase5.5
Total 142 55 103 93,029 100
Popular vote
Liberal
55.39%
Irish Conservative
44.61%
Parliamentary seats
Liberal
56.31%
Irish Conservative
43.69%

See also