What was the significance of the 1784 election?

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  • What was the significance of the 1784 election?
    • Outcome of the election
      • Some areas there was popular enthusiasm
        • Westminister, (13,000 voters) Fox had popular support
        • In other areas it was local influence and backstairs deals that saw Pitt's spporters returned
        • Of the 552 MPs elected
          • 52 regularly supported Pitt
          • 138 supported Charles james Fox
          • 183 were independant and supporters of current government
          • 185 were 'Crown party' and owed jobs, income or loyalty to the crown
    • Royal influence
      • Use of influence and patronage by royal agents was used to return MPs who were loyal to Pitt
      • Pitt was careful to keep the king's confidence
      • A victory for those who believed the King should retain political power
    • Significance of the election
      • Election opened way for less instability
      • greater change in the conduct of government business
        • Gave a vote of confidence to an upright minister who was known for his reforming objectives
      • One of the more significant elections in Birtish political history
      • Pitt had support from
        • The Lords
        • The King
        • The commons
  • greater change in the conduct of government business
    • Gave a vote of confidence to an upright minister who was known for his reforming objectives

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