Conservatives win by 76 seats in the General election

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Historical Context Note

The General Election of 1841, which was held in the midst of a serious economic recession, saw the presiding Whig government, led by Viscount Melbourne, ejected. The Conservative Party won a majority of 76 seats, and formed the next government under the premiership of Robert Peel.

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Editors. "Conservatives win by 76 seats in the General election". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2013
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