Editors. "Liberals secure majority in British elections". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18808, accessed 22 December 2013.]
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.