1880 United Kingdom general election in Scotland


These are the results of the 1880 United Kingdom general election in Scotland. The election was held between 31 March and 27 April 1880 and all 60 seats in Scotland were contested. Of particular note was the Scottish-based Midlothian campaign of William Ewart Gladstone.

1880 United Kingdom general election

 1874 31 March – 27 April 1880 (1880-03-31 1880-04-27)[1] 1885 

All 60 Scottish seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party
 
Leader Marquess of Hartington Earl of Beaconsfield
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since January 1875 27 February 1868
Seats before 40 18
Seats won 52 6
Seat change 12 12
Popular vote 195,517 75,145
Percentage 70.1% 29.9%
Swing 1.7% 0.1%

Results


Below is a table summarising the results of the 1880 general election in Scotland.

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Liberal 52 12 195,517 70.1 1.7
Conservative 6 12 75,145 29.9 1.7
Total 58 269,662 100

University constituencies

General election 1880: Edinburgh & St Andrews Universities [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Lyon Playfair 2,254 50.3%
Conservative Bickersteth 2,224 49.7%
Majority 30 0.6%
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1880: Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Alexander Campbell unopposed unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Votes summary

Popular vote
Liberal
70.10%
Conservative
29.90%
Parliament seats
Liberal
88.33%
Conservative
11.67%

See also


References


  1. "Data" (PDF). parliament.uk.
  2. "Edinburgh And St Andrew's Universities". The Cornishman (92). 15 July 1880. p. 5.