Editors. "British general election produces a hung parliament". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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British general election produces a hung parliament (71 words)
Historical Context Note
In the British general election, the Liberals win 273 seats, Irish Home Rulers win 81, and the recently established Labour Party 1 seat, while among their more right-wing opponents the Conservatives win 269, and the Liberal Unionists 46, producing a hung parliament with no clear victor. Lord Salisbury, the Conservative Prime Minister, waits for Parliament's re-assembly before resigning his position. Eventually Gladstone's Liberals form a minority government relying on the support of the Irish Home Rulers.19077 British general election produces a hung parliament 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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