All 670 seats in the House of Commons
336 seats needed for a majority
Colours denote the winning party
The 1895 United Kingdom general election was held from 13 July to 7 August 1895. It was won by the Conservatives led by Lord Salisbury who formed an alliance with the Liberal Unionist Party and had a large majority over the Liberals, led by Lord Rosebery. The Irish Parliamentary Party was split at this time, the majority of its MPs (the "Anti-Parnellites") following John Dillon, while a rump (the "Parnellites") followed John Redmond.
|Conservative & Lib. Unionist||Liberal||INF||INL|
|Party||Leader||Stood||Elected||Gained||Unseated||Net||% of total||%||No.||Net %|
|Conservative & Lib. Unionist||Lord Salisbury||588||411||114||17||+97||61.34||49.25||1,759,484||+2.2|
|Irish National Federation||John Dillon||77||70||−2||10.45||2.59||92,556||−2.6|
|Irish National League||John Redmond||26||12||+3||1.79||1.34||47,698||−0.2|
|Ind. Labour Party||Keir Hardie||28||0||0||0||0.96||34,433||N/A|
|Social Democratic Federation||H. M. Hyndman||4||0||0||0||0.09||3,122||+0.1|
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