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{By cable from Reuter's Agency.) London, April 5,

The returns of the elections, so far as known, show that 271 .Liberals and 111 Conservatives have been elected, giving a majority of 131 to the Liberals. The total number of seats gained by the latter is 59, and their majority is already sufficient to make them quite independent of the Homo Rule Party. It is generally thought to be quite probable that Mr. Gladstone will not accept office should the Liberals come into power. The election for Middlesex took place to-day, and resulted in the return of the two former members, Lord George Hamilton and Mr. 0. E. Coope. Mr. Herbert Gladstone, a son of the exPremier, who contested the election, was defeated. Mr. Gladstone has been elected for Midlothian by a large majority. In the elections now proceeding the net Liberal gains are G2. Dublin returns one Home Ruler and one Liberal. The Hon. R. Lowe has been re. elected for London . University. The “ Times,” in a leading article, states that it has reason to believe that the Ministry will resign before Parliament meets.

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GENERAL ELECTIONS AT HOME., Ashburton Guardian, 8 April 1880

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GENERAL ELECTIONS AT HOME. Ashburton Guardian, 8 April 1880