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Why was the franchise extended in 1932?

Why was the franchise extended in 1932?

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1) Urbanisation. Resulted from Indusrtrial Revolution. Problems of Urban life made pressure on Govt. to reform

2) Industrial Reform wealthy middle class. should be rewarded for economic contributions

3) Reform Groups. working + middle class united. Govt. wanted to split this oppositions so gave middle class suffrage.

4) Fear. example of France. Gov. wished to prevent anarchy

5) To make rich middle class indentify with upper class

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Why was there a growth in Democracy?

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1) 1832 Reform Act - vote to upper middle class - unfair not all adults could vote

2) Urbanisation - growing industrial cities needed more MPs

3) New Middle Class - business men were the masters of Britainm, therefore should vote.

4) White collar workers - now educated, National Reform Union & Reform League

5) Influence from abroad - US civil war and Italy's struggle for democracy. Fear of French Revolution.

6) Political self-interest.

7) Threat of Disturbances

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All Adults Can Vote

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1832 Reform Act - some middel class can vote

1867 - skilled working class vote

1884 Reform Act - men in counties had same voting rights

Limitations

women didnt get the vote until 1918

40% of men couldnt vote (servants, sons at home, very poor, unemployed, soldier in barracks)

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Fair and Free Elections

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1872 Secret Ballot Act - vote in secret

1883 Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act - limited money candidates could spend on elections

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Anyone Can Stand

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1829 Catholic Emancipation

1858 - Property Qualification for MPs abolished

1911 Parliament Act - MPs got salary

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Constituency Size

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1832 - Change to distribution of seats

1867 - Large towns gained MPs

1885 Redistribution of Seats Act - even up constituency size

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Regular Elections

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1911 Parliament Act - elections at least every 5 years, not 7. elections if a monarch died

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Answerable To The Public

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1911 Parliament Act - House of Lords no longer stop laws

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