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In a Canadian thread recently, a Newby expressed a desire to do a Regency/Early Victorian scenario but commented that it was difficult to find background info.

The King of Sad then provided this unsuspecting Newby with a direct internet link to a full set of constituency election results for 1852.

Then, all of a sudden, nothing happened.

Doing a UK 1852 really does stretch the boundaries of scenario creation. Having recently pushed the boundaries back as far as 1910, I lack sufficient desire to push them back further.

However, if anyone did want to create an 1852 scenario, I would be willing to collaborate by doing the ridings file.

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In a Canadian thread recently, a Newby expressed a desire to do a Regency/Early Victorian scenario but commented that it was difficult to find background info.

The King of Sad then provided this unsuspecting Newby with a direct internet link to a full set of constituency election results for 1852.

Then, all of a sudden, nothing happened.

Doing a UK 1852 really does stretch the boundaries of scenario creation. Having recently pushed the boundaries back as far as 1910, I lack sufficient desire to push them back further.

However, if anyone did want to create an 1852 scenario, I would be willing to collaborate by doing the ridings file.

Does this election feature Lord John Henry Temple, 3rd Vicount Palmerston as the Liberal candidate, or am I thinking of a different election?

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Terribly sorry, I was the newbie who commented on it, then I wandered away and only just came back to the forum here after a week or two (I'm more commonly on the uselectionatlas.org forum). Very interested in this! I'm about to turn in for the evening, but I'll take a closer look tomorrow.

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Terribly sorry, I was the newbie who commented on it, then I wandered away and only just came back to the forum here after a week or two (I'm more commonly on the uselectionatlas.org forum). Very interested in this! I'm about to turn in for the evening, but I'll take a closer look tomorrow.

That is excellent news Smiddy.

Also, if 1852 did not specifically take your fancy, I have just discovered 'full' electoral data on the web for all UK General elections from 1768-1864. However, I don't have a constituency or county boundary map pre 1885 for complete authenticity.

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That Parliamentary Companion you posted looks very handy! I'm reposting it here so it's not in two places:

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ZwMsAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:Dod%27s+intitle:Parliamentary+intitle:Companion&lr=&num=100&as_brr=3#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Another handy resource will probably be:

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/elections/index.jsp

Clicking the election date links through to a summary of votes and seats and has an additional link from there to a Constituency map.

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Thanks for the link, not seen this before, particularly the maps. It should be possible to construct a basic map, probably utlising the county boundaries.

Of all the elections from 1768 to 1864, I would think 1852 probably gives a more interesting senario mainly because of the Peelites. However, the best would probably be the one with the larger number of contested elections.

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Thanks for the link, not seen this before, particularly the maps. It should be possible to construct a basic map, probably utlising the county boundaries.

Of all the elections from 1768 to 1864, I would think 1852 probably gives a more interesting senario mainly because of the Peelites. However, the best would probably be the one with the larger number of contested elections.

It strikes me as a particularly intersting election due to the great disparity between the "popular vote" and the seats won.

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A comment about the UK constituency maps linked above. There are minor errors in the boundaries for the maps between 1918 and 1949 which leads me to question the accuracy of other stuff on the site.

Smiddy originally commented that it is difficult to find constituency by constituency electoral data for older elections.

If anyone wanted to do a historical UK sceneario, I have tracked down and could send/direct you to the results for;

All elections back as far as and including 1935.

All elections 1885 to 1918.

I think every election from 1847 to 1885.

I have also found some others in the early 1800s.

1922, 1923, 1924, 1929 and 1931 in their entireties are elusive.

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I suspect the data is out there somewhere, but perhaps not digitised. Old directories tend to have the information; I know that Thom's Directory covered elections back when Ireland was part of the Union.

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yes, I was of course only talking about digitalised data.

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So Whitaker's Almanac has the info. Maybe I will transcribe it some day in the national library and donate it to the Internet.

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