Liberals secure majority in British elections (34 words)

Historical Context Note

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The British general election produces a Liberal majority of 137 seats over the Conservatives, while the Irish Home Rule Party win 65 seats. Disraeli is forced to resign, and William Gladstone takes over as Prime Minister.

Editors. "Liberals secure majority in British elections". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 22 October 2016.]