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In the 1857 United Kingdom general election, the Whigs, led by Lord Palmerston, finally won a majority in the House of Commonsmarker as the Conservative vote fell significantly.


Total votes cast: 716,552. "Others" are mostly Irish Independent Opposition. The Conservative total votes cast and MPs includes around 26 Peelites - some reference works claim it was as few as 18.


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