December 1910 United Kingdom general election

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The December 1910 United Kingdom general election was held from 3 to 19 December.wikipedia
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House of Lords

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It was blocked by the House of Lords.
After a further general election in December 1910, and with an undertaking by King George V to create sufficient new Liberal peers to overcome Lords' opposition to the measure if necessary, the Asquith Government secured the passage of a bill to curtail the powers of the House of Lords.

Parliament Act 1911

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The Government called an election to get a mandate for the Parliament Act 1911, which would prevent the House of Lords from permanently blocking legislation.
Following a second general election in December, the Act was passed with the support of the monarch, George V, who threatened to create a sufficient number of Liberal peers to overcome the then Conservative majority.

H. H. Asquith

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The Conservatives, led by Arthur Balfour with their Liberal Unionist allies, and the Liberals, led by H. H. Asquith, could not break the deadlock produced in the January general election, with the Conservatives again winning the largest number of votes.
After another general election in December 1910 he gained passage of the Parliament Act 1911, allowing a bill three times passed by the Commons in consecutive sessions to be enacted regardless of the Lords.

Liberal Unionist Party

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The Conservatives, led by Arthur Balfour with their Liberal Unionist allies, and the Liberals, led by H. H. Asquith, could not break the deadlock produced in the January general election, with the Conservatives again winning the largest number of votes.
The resulting government was generally referred to as "Unionist", and the distinction between Conservatives and Liberal Unionists began to dissolve, though the latter were still able to field around 100 candidates for all the subsequent General Elections until the December 1910 General Election when that total dropped to 75.

List of MPs elected in the December 1910 United Kingdom general election

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MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, December 1910
This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the 30th Parliament of the United Kingdom at the December 1910 general election, held over several days from 3 December to 19 December 1910.

2014 European Parliament election in the United Kingdom

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It was also the last United Kingdom national election in which a party other than Labour or the Conservatives won the most seats until the 2014 European Parliament elections.
It was also the first time a party other than Labour or Conservative had won the largest number of seats in a national election since the December 1910 general election.

People's Budget

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The political context was the effort of the new Liberal government to pass its budget, with higher taxes on the wealthy.
As they had promised, the Lords accepted the Budget on 28 April 1910—a year to the day after its introduction, but contention between the government and the Lords continued until the second general election in December 1910, when the Unionists were again outpolled by their combined opponents.

List of United Kingdom Parliament constituencies (1885–1918)

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This is a list of all constituencies that were in existence in the 1885, 1886, 1892, 1895, 1900, 1906, January 1910, and December 1910 general elections.

Conservative Party (UK)

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The Conservatives, led by Arthur Balfour with their Liberal Unionist allies, and the Liberals, led by H. H. Asquith, could not break the deadlock produced in the January general election, with the Conservatives again winning the largest number of votes.

January 1910 United Kingdom general election

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The Conservatives, led by Arthur Balfour with their Liberal Unionist allies, and the Liberals, led by H. H. Asquith, could not break the deadlock produced in the January general election, with the Conservatives again winning the largest number of votes.
Another general election was soon held in December.

Parliamentary franchise in the United Kingdom 1885–1918

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Parliamentary franchise in the United Kingdom 1885–1918
The January 1910 and December 1910 general elections were fought on the same register, except in Scotland.

Liberal Party (UK)

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The Conservatives, led by Arthur Balfour with their Liberal Unionist allies, and the Liberals, led by H. H. Asquith, could not break the deadlock produced in the January general election, with the Conservatives again winning the largest number of votes.

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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After a further election in December 1910, the Asquith Government secured the passage of a bill to curtail the powers of the House of Lords after threatening to flood the House with 500 new Liberal peers to ensure the passage of the bill.

John Redmond

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The second election of December 1910 changed everything to Redmond's advantage, giving his parliamentary party the balance of power at Westminster, which marked a high point in his political career.

History of the United Kingdom during the First World War

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It was the last general election to be held over several days and the last to be held prior to the First World War (1914–18).

Arthur Balfour

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The Conservatives, led by Arthur Balfour with their Liberal Unionist allies, and the Liberals, led by H. H. Asquith, could not break the deadlock produced in the January general election, with the Conservatives again winning the largest number of votes.

Irish Parliamentary Party

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The Liberal Party under Asquith formed a government with the support of the Irish Nationalists.