William Gladstone is elected MP for Greenwich (49 words)

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William Ewert Gladstone is elected MP for Greenwich, leaving his previous seat of South Lanarkshire, which has been divided into two constituencies. He now becomes Prime Minister of Britain for the first time, serving until 1874, and in total he will hold the office on no less than four occasions.

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Editors. "William Gladstone is elected MP for Greenwich". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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