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William Gladstone William Ewart Gladstone was born on 29 December 1809 in Liverpool He was educated at Eton and went to university at Oxford he was first elected to parliament in 1832 as a tory Sir Robert Peel, the Prime Minister, appointed William Gladstone as his junior lord of the Treasury. In the 1847 General Election, Gladstone was elected the Conservative MP for Oxford University. In the general election of July 1865, the voters at Oxford University had been upset and angered by Gladstone's move from the Conservative Party and he lost his seat. It was seen as a betrayal In 1859 he joined the Liberals He became Liberal leader in 1867 In 1968 he became the prime minister for the first time General election of December 1868, the Conservatives were defeated and Gladstone became Prime Minister. In the 1874 General Election the Conservative Party won with a majority of forty-six. Disraeli became Prime Minister and Gladstone led the opposition. Parliament was dissolved in 1880, and the general election resulted in an overwhelming Liberal victory. Gladstone and his party won the 1886 General Election. Gladstone now attempted to convince Parliament to accept Irish Home Rule. Gladstone was defeated in the polls in the 1886 General Election but was once again elected to office in 1892. The following year the Irish Home Rule Bill was passed in the House of Commons but was defeated in the House of Lords. During Gladstone's latter years he found himself at odds and in the minority with his cabinet and in 1984 resigned He died of cancer on the 19th may 1898 and was buried in Westminster…...

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