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Name the party leader who came in second place in each UK general election since the Great Reform Act (1832).

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Year (Party)LoserWinner (Party)
2017 (Labour)Theresa May (Conservative)
2015 (Labour)David Cameron (Conservative)
2010 (Labour)David Cameron (Conservative)
2005 (Conservative)Tony Blair (Labour)
2001 (Conservative)Tony Blair (Labour)
1997 (Conservative)Tony Blair (Labour)
1992 (Labour)John Major (Conservative)
1987 (Labour)Margaret Thatcher (Conservative)
1983 (Labour)Margaret Thatcher (Conservative)
1979 (Labour)Margaret Thatcher (Conservative)
1974, October (Conservative)Harold Wilson (Labour)
1974, February (Conservative)Harold Wilson (Labour)
1970 (Labour)Edward Heath (Conservative)
1966 (Conservative)Harold Wilson (Labour)
1964 (Conservative)Harold Wilson (Labour)
1959 (Labour)Harold Macmillan (Conservative)
1955 (Labour)Anthony Eden (Conservative)
1951 (Labour)Winston Churchill (Conservative)
1950 (Conservative)Clement Attlee (Labour)
1945 (Conservative)Clement Attlee (Labour)
1935 (Labour)Stanley Baldwin (Conservative)
1931 (Labour)Stanley Baldwin (Conservative)
1929 (Conservative)Ramsay MacDonald (Labour)
1924 (Labour)Stanley Baldwin (Conservative)
1923 (Labour)**Stanley Baldwin (Conservative)
1922 (Labour)Andrew Bonar Law (Conservative)
1918 (Coalition Liberal)**Andrew Bonar Law (Coalition Conservative)
1910, December (Conservative)H. H. Asquith (Liberal)
1910, January (Conservative)H. H. Asquith (Liberal)
1906 (Conservative and Liberal Unionist)Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal)
1900 (Liberal)Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative and Liberal Unionist)
1895 (Liberal)Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative and Liberal Unionist)
1892 (Liberal)**Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative and Liberal Unionist)
1886 (Liberal)Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative and Liberal Unionist)
1885 (Conservative)William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal)
1880 (Conservative)Marquess of Hartington (Liberal)
1874 (Liberal)Benjamin Disraeli (Conservative)
1868 (Conservative)William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal)
1865 (Conservative)Viscount Palmerston (Liberal)
1859 (Conservative)Viscount Palmerston (Whig)
1857 (Conservative)Viscount Palmerston (Whig)
1852 (Whig)Earl of Derby (Conservative)
1847 (Whig)**Lord Stanley (Conservative)
1841 (Whig)Robert Peel (Conservative)
1837 (Conservative)Viscount Melbourne (Whig)
1835 (Conservative)**Viscount Melbourne (Whig)
1832 (Tory)Earl Grey (Whig)

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