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Summary of Baldwin's second government 192429


1925 Old Age Pension Act ­ success
In return for higher national insurance contributions, workers and wives
received a pension ­ 10s per week at age 65, widows' pensions also
introduced.

1925 Unemployment Insurance
Benefit could be claimed not just for two 16week periods…

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Why Conservative lost in 1929 GE?

o Little work was done on formulating new policies to appeal to the
electorate. This meant that Conservatives were left running a negative
campaign ­ criticising Liberal and Labour policies
o The "safety first" campaign was uninspiring and seemed over
cautious ­ especially when…

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