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.
Editors. "Conservatives win by 76 seats in the General election". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2013; last revised 30 November -1.
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