Editors. "British general election confirms Lord Salisbury's majority". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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The results of the British general election confirms a majority for the Conservatives (under the leadership of Lord Salisbury) in alliance with the Liberals Unionists. Together they command a majority of 152, since the Conservatives win 340 seats, and the Liberal Unionists 71. Their biggest rivals the Liberals win only 177, and the Irish Nationalists 82.