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.
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Editors. "British general election produces a hung parliament". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19077, accessed 24 January 2018.]