AQA AS History - Britain, 1906 - 1951 - Liberal Landslide

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Britain 1906 ­ 14: The `Liberal landslide, 1906


Key profile ­ Henry Campbell Bannerman (1836 ­ 1908)

Leader of the Liberal Party from 1898 to 1908
Liberal prime minister from 1905 to 1906
Reunited the Liberal Party
Shrewdly called a general election early in 1906 which he won with huge…

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the Cons their greatest defeat. There were many reasons for this stunning reversal of political
fortunes, such as...

The Boer War (1899 ­ 1902)

Short term ­ benefited the Cons in 1900, it helped the Cons win an electoral victory
because of the patriotic support the for the Gov and…

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Nonconformists traditionally voted Libs rather than Cons anyway, but many switched away
from Libs over Home Rule for Ireland ­ however through this act they returned to voting
Liberal
Nonconformists were strong in areas such as Wales and could help swing the vote in
marginal constituencies
Evidence ­ evidence from…

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1906 election was not fought on the grounds of social reform, but there was a growing
awareness of the extent of poverty in Britain in the early 1900s
Boer War exposed the amount of malnutrition (esp. In the cities) and led to concerns about
the physical decline of the British…

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Misunderstood working men's reaction to tariff reform campaign and allowed Joseph
Chamberlain to make tariff reform a key Unionist policy from 1903 onwards
Furthermore, he was indirectly responsible for the timing of the 1906 election through his
unusual decision that his gov should step down in December 1905

Attractions of…

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Two parties were also in broad agreement over social and workingclass reform ­ the
Liberal/Labour joint campaigns against the 1902 Education Act and `Chinese Slavery'
helped to reinforce this

Both Lib and Lab shared similar ideas with regard to Free Trade ­ which not only promised
cheap food but also…

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