English general election, 1685

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English general election, 1685

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Party Tory Whig
Seats won 468 57
Popular vote

The English general election, 1685 elected the only parliament of James II, known as the Loyal Parliament. This was the first time the words Whig and Tory were used as names for political groupings in the Parliament of England. Party strengths are an approximation, with many MPs' allegiances being unknown.


  • Henning, Basil, ed. (1983). The House of Commons, 1660–1690. The History of Parliament. Secker & Warburg.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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