Actions of Chartists


Actions of Chartists 

The Chartist Petition, 1839 

  • Document containes 1,283,000 signatures
  • Demonstrations held nationwide to put pressure on MPS 
  • However it was rejected by 235 votes to 46
  • BPU withdrew its support due to violence at bull ring 
  • National Convention dissolved at the end of 1839 due to Lovetts imprisonment 

The Chartists Petition, 1842 

  • Entered at a time of economic downturn, half of all mechanics and shipbuilders unemployed in Dundee,


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