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In England, William Gladstone loses his seat in the ongoing General Election

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07/18/1865
In the July elections for the new Parliament in the United Kingdom, prominent and rising Liberal Party star, William Ewart Gladstone, lost his seat at Oxford University.  Gladstone, earlier a Conservative had angered his ultra-conservative constituency with his move to the left.  The nature of British elections enabled him to run immediately for a seat in more radical Lancashire where he was elected two days later, freeing him to become one of the most famous liberals in European history.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Arrival of the City of New-York at this Port," New York Times, July 31, 1865, p.1.

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