Great Reform Act 1833

great reform act under earl grey

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The number of people who could vote increased from 478,000 to 813,000 in a total population of 24 million, which meant about 4 men in every 100.

Industrial towns and citites finally got their own MPs, such as Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield. 

However, representation was still poor in the south

Around half of the Rotten Boroughs lost their MPs, but 74 remained afterwards. 

Still no secret ballot, meaning MPs could still intimidate people!

No women allowed to vote.

Ability to vote still relied on the ownership of land, meaning it was still unrepresentative. 

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