Chapter 2: Gladstone 1874-80

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  • Gladstone 1874-80
    • 1875
      • Gladstone retires party leadership but not his seat as MP
    • 1876
      • He becomes an active politician again, outraged by Disraeli's foreign policy.
    • 1880
      • Decided to campaign in Midlothian, Scotland to fight Disraeli's government
      • Tried to address broad issues to bring the party together
      • The electorate could read Gladstone's speeches in the newspaper
      •    Introduction of the secret ballot box means people could no longer be easily influenced
      • General Election
        • Liberals won a majority of 114 seats


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