In the British general election, the Liberal Party wins 335 seats,
the Conservatives 249, and the Irish Home Rule Party 86. Thus no
single party possesses enough seats to form a government. However,
the Home-Rulers hold the balance of power, and they offer their
temporary support to their Conservatives, which form a minority
government under Prime Minister Lord Salisbury.
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Editors. "British general election gives Irish Home-Rulers the balance of power". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18922, accessed 24 May 2017.]