A general election provided a key test of public support for pitt and fox pitt was returned as member of parliament for the university of cambridge fox was one of three candidates for two seats in the constituency of westminster. Alternatively, the full dataset and documentation are available from the uk data archive back to top introductory reading poll books prior to the introduction of the secret ballot in 1872, parliamentary elections (and many other elections) generated lists of voters with a record of the votes cast. The division of his whig opponenets - the whig party, led by charles james fox was pitts main opposition party, however the support from the monarchy assisted pitt in his victory over the whigs in the 1784 general election the whigs lost a great deal of support and public sympathy.
Elections in the kingdom of great britain were principally general elections and by-elections to the house of commons of great britain general elections did not have fixed dates, as parliament was summoned and dissolved within the royal prerogative , although on the advice of the ministers of the crown. In 1784, parliament was dissolved for a general election, which pitt won his government worked to restore public finances, severely strained by the cost of the american war of indepence and later.
In the march 1784 election who contested the westminster seat fox a small and contested majority - which pitt questioned, leading to a recount of the votes although fox did win in the end, to have won by so little and to have that fact so publicised was humiliating for the whigs. This was the election that consolidated the position of william pitt the younger as prime minister at the age of 24 the background was the recent loss of the american colonies, formalised in peace treaties first with the thirteen colonies, then with france, with spain, and with holland. Offical site of the essex county clerk's office. The british general election of 1784 resulted in william pitt the younger securing an overall majority of about 120 in the house of commons of great britain, having previously had to survive in a house which was dominated by his opponents.
Vintage mounted print of the 1784 general election hustings outside st pauls, covent garden by robert dighton available framed date printed: 1972 condition: mint. 1784 election 1790 election the british general election of 1784 resulted in william pitt the younger securing an overall majority of about 120 in the house of commons of great britain , having previously had to survive in a house which was dominated by his opponents. Dates of election the general election was held between 22 april 1734 and 6 june 1734 at this period elections did not take place at the same time in every constituency. The united states presidential election of 1788-89 was the first quadrennial presidential electionit was held from monday, december 15, 1788, to saturday, january 10, 1789. Prime minister theresa may has brought forward the uk's next general election the ft's henry mance explains why and how the country votes for its government credits: graphics by russell birkett.
In the 1780 general election mellish was placed by the duke of newcastle as mp for aldborough, yorkshire initially a loyal supporter in parliament of newcastle and lord north , his political career ended in 1784 when he had a disagreement with newcastle and was asked to resign his seat. The 1784 british general election resulted in william pitt the younger securing an overall majority of about 120 in the house of commons of great britain, having previously had to survive in a house which was dominated by his opponents. The general election of 1784 the general election of 1784 was the last act in a political drama which had begun in december 1781 when the news reached england of lord cornwallis's surrender at yorktown. 1784 general election in december 1783, george iii engineered the dismissal of the fox-north coalition, which he hated, and appointed william pitt the younger as prime minister pitt had very little personal support in the house of commons and the supporters of charles james fox and lord north felt that the constitution of the country had been violated. The 1784 election the electoral system in 1784 was very different from what it is today the country was not split into areas each returning a single member of parliament.
Apart from the york city and county by-elections of december 1783, the general election of 1784 was one of the first major electoral contests in which fitzwilliam had been involved since he inherited rockingham's interest. British general election, 1780 the 1780 british general election returned members to serve in the house of commons of the 15th parliament of great britain to be summoned after the merger of the parliament of england and the parliament of scotland in 1707. The following elections occurred in the year 1784 british general election, 1784.
Although he had little general support, pitt was george iii's preferred politician a general election provided a key test of public support for pitt and fox pitt was returned as member of parliament for the university of cambridge.