KQ1 - LG's Coalition 1918-22
Coupon Election - December 14th 1918
Coalition won. Only 133 seats supported LG; other cabinet members were conservatives. LG reliant on them.
Failure To Please Conservatives
High Government Spending - Addison's Housing Act
Chamberlain didn't get on with LG
LG was reliant on the Conservatives.
Conservatives didn't occupy ministerial positions - angry
No real need for a coalition
Foreign Affairs - ireland and Chanak
Ireland - Southern Ireland was granted home rule; LG would have lost their support. Redmond told this was temporary and Carson it was permanent - Redmond broke off negotiations when he found out.
Chanak - LG sent reinforcements in September 1922, Conservatives etc thought LG was a fool as ww1 had just ended.
Failure to Please the Working Class
Geddes Axe - many cuts made
Extension of Franchise - many voted Conservative
Sankey - bad for miners
'Land Fit For Heroes' - failure
The final straw
Bonar law and Baldwin spoke against LG
Conservatives voted 187 - 87 to abandon LG