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Liberal Party in 1918
-Liberal party was quite divided.
-Split supporters between Lloyd George and Asquith
-Asquith supporters felt that Lloyd George's party was too close to Conservative policy. For example, they opposed conscription during the war.
-Many had seen Lloyd George as devious; split of the party from supporters of Asquith and Lloyd George.
Lloyd George Asquith
- Prime Minister -Remained official party leader of the party itself.
-Leader of those who
supported the coalition.
Conservatives in 1918
-Possibly as many as 25% voted for the Conservatives who were working class.
-Was part of the wartime coalition formed by Prime Minister Herbert Asquith (Liberal) in 1915.
-Successful electorate results in 1918 and 1922 meant that many Conservatives felt the party was strong enough to govern independently.
Labour Party in 1918
-Created in the late 19th century to represent the interests of the trade union movement, from which it received most of tis finance.
-Good for trade unions as they saw the party as a way of improving worker's pay and conditions through the work of Labour MPs in Parliament.