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Cranborne and studied
When the Liberal Reform Bill was being debated in 1866, Cranborne studied the census returns to see how each clause in the Bill would affect the electoral prospects in each seat.

Cranborne and Baxter's
That same night Cranborne spent three hours studying Baxter's statistics and wrote to Carnarvon the day after that although Baxter was right overall in claiming that 30 % of £ 10 ratepayers who qualified for the vote would not register, it would be untrue in relation to the smaller boroughs where the register is kept up to date.
On 23 February Cranborne protested in Cabinet and the next day analysed Baxter's figures using census returns and other statistics to determine how Disraeli's planned extension of the franchise would affect subsequent elections.

Cranborne and statistics
When parliamentary reform came to prominence again in the mid-1860s, Cranborne worked hard to master electoral statistics until he became an expert.
Cranborne wanted to send his resignation to Derby along with the statistics but Cranborne agreed to Carnarvon's suggestion that as a Cabinet member he had a right to call a Cabinet meeting.
When Cranborne entered the Cabinet meeting on 25 February " with reams of paper in his hands " he begun by reading statistics but was interrupted to be told of the proposal by Lord Stanley that they should agree to a £ 6 borough rating franchise instead of the full household suffrage, and a £ 20 county franchise rather than £ 50.

Cranborne and on
* Moor Crichel, a village in southwest England, situated on the Cranborne Chase plateau, five miles east of Blandford Forum
* Excavations on Cranborne Chase ( 4 volumes )
His younger son, Sir Robert Cecil ( later created Baron Cecil, Viscount Cranborne and finally Earl of Salisbury ), inherited his political mantle, taking on the role of chief minister and arranging a smooth transfer of power to the Stuart administration under King James I.
King James raised him to the peerage on 20 August 1603 as Baron Cecil, of Essendon in the County of Rutland, before creating him Viscount Cranborne in 1604 and then Earl of Salisbury in 1605.
In 1866 he became private secretary to the secretary of state for India, Lord Cranborne ( afterwards marquess of Salisbury ), and in 1867 went, as in 1864, on a government mission to Venezuela.
The town is built 718 feet ( 219 metres ) above sea level on the side of a chalk and greensand hill, which is part of Cranborne Chase, the only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset.
At the Cabinet meeting on 2 March, Cranborne, Carnarvon and General Peel were pleaded with for two hours to not resign but when Cranborne " announced his intention of resigning ... Peel and Carnarvon, with evident reluctance, followed his example ".
In his article for the October Quarterly Review, entitled ‘ The Conservative Surrender ’, Cranborne criticised Derby because he had " obtained the votes which placed him in office on the faith of opinions which, to keep office, he immediately repudiated ... He made up his mind to desert these opinions at the very moment he was being raised to power as their champion ".
Lord Cranborne attended Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford and became a merchant banker before going to work on the family estates.
Lord Cranborne was selected, unexpectedly, as Conservative candidate for South Dorset in 1976, where his family owned lands, despite the presence of several former MPs on the shortlist.
Lord Cranborne, who had received the title Baron Gascoyne-Cecil, of Essendon in the County of Rutland, remained active on the backbenches, until the House adopted new rules for declaration of financial interests which he believed were too onerous.
He was created Earl of Exeter on 4 May 1605, the same day his half-brother Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cranborne was created 1st Earl of Salisbury.
A well-preserved earthen long barrow on Gussage Down in the Cranborne Chase area of Dorset, U. K.
* Cranborne House – situated on Lansdowne Road near the Lansdowne Campus.
* Purbeck House – on Oxford Road near the Lansdowne Campus, opposite Cranborne House.
The town is situated on chalk downland called Cranborne Chase, part of a large expanse of chalk in southern England which includes the nearby Salisbury Plain and Dorset Downs.
The hill is a Chalk outcrop, on the south western corner of Cranborne Chase, separated from the Dorset Downs by the River Stour.
It is situated on Cranborne Chase five miles ( 8 km ) south east of Shaftesbury.
Melbury Abbas is a village in north Dorset, England, situated between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum on Cranborne Chase, close to Melbury Down.
Wimborne St Giles is a village in east Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Chase seven miles north of Wimborne Minster and 12 miles north of Poole.
It is sited at the head of a gently-sloping valley on the dip slope of the chalk formation called Cranborne Chase.
It is sited on greensand strata on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, below the chalk downs of Cranborne Chase.

Cranborne and February
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, KG, GCVO, PC ( 3 February 1830 – 22 August 1903 ), styled Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and Viscount Cranborne from June 1865 until April 1868, was a British Conservative statesman and thrice Prime Minister, serving for a total of over 13 years.
Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, KG, PC ( 27 August 1893 – 23 February 1972 ), known as Viscount Cranborne from 1903 to 1947, was a British Conservative politician.

Cranborne and Lord
This act was unpopular with the right wing of the Conservative Party, most notably Lord Cranborne ( later the Marquess of Salisbury ), who resigned from the government and spoke against the bill, accusing Disraeli of " a political betrayal which has no parallel in our Parliamentary annals.
" was quoted with regard to Lord Cranborne, a contemporary member of the Cecil family who, in 1998, was dismissed from his Conservative Party office in the House of Lords for conducting unauthorised negotiations with the Labour government.
An example of the many expressions of indignation came from Lord Cranborne, the British Under-Secretary of State For Foreign Affairs: Words cannot express the feelings of profound horror with which the news of these raids had been received by the whole civilized world.
A second recorded performance occurred in the first half of January 1605, either at the house of the Earl of Southampton or at that of Robert Cecil, Lord Cranborne.
Though a junior minister he was sworn of the Privy Council and spoke in the House of Commons for successive Colonial Secretaries Lord Moyne and Lord Cranborne.
In 1866 Lord Robert, now Viscount Cranborne after the death of his older brother, Cranborne entered the third government of Lord Derby as Secretary of State for India.
" Cranborne got up at the same time, with Peel remarking: " Lord Cranborne, do you hear what Lord Derby says?
From left to right: The King, Henry Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk | Earl of Surrey, Arthur Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington | Marquess of Douro, James Gascoyne-Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Salisbury | Viscount Cranborne, George Pratt, 2nd Marquess Camden | Earl of Brecnock, Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey | Earl of Uxbridge, George Cholmondeley, 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley | Earl of Rocksavage, George Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings | Earl of Rawdon, Henry Chetwynd-Talbot, 18th Earl of Shrewsbury | Viscount Ingestre and Francis Conyngham, 2nd Marquess Conyngham | Lord Francis Conyngham.
In 1998 Strathclyde, along with the entire Conservative front bench in the House of Lords, threatened to tender his resignation if the party refused to accept a proposed compromise plan for reform of the Lords that had been negotiated by Lord Cranborne, Conservative leader in the Lords, to the disapproval of party leader William Hague.
Later that year, he resigned ( along with Lord Cranborne and Jonathan Peel ) in protest against Benjamin Disraeli's Reform Bill to enfranchise the working classes.
In 1994 she was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal Viscount Cranborne.
Lord Addison and Lord Salisbury ( then Lord Cranborne ), the Conservative leader in the House of Lords from 1942 to 1957, both with memories of the troubles leading to the passing of the Parliament Act 1911, they agreed that anything promised in a party's manifesto would eventually pass ; anything else would be subject to full debate.

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