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1832 December: Lord Grey and Whigs triumph in General Election
1834 July: Lord Melbourne accepts office of Prime Minister
November: William IV dismisses the Melbourne Government
December: Sir Robert Peel becomes Prime Minister
Peel issues the Tamworth Manifesto and establishes the Conservative Party
1835 February: Lichfield House Pact formed to undermine Peel
April: Lord Melbourne replaces Peel as Prime Minister
1841 Election gives conservatives majority and Peel forms a new h government
1846 Corn Laws repealed, Peel resigns
Grey as Prime Minister
The Reform Act was passed in 1832, and that December Lord Charles Grey called a general election. In this election, Whigs ended up winning 479 seats, whereas the Tories had only won 179. This had meant not only did they win, but they won a considerable majority- a landslide.
Grey's government had a series of reforms, such as the banking system reforms, the abolition of slavery and the factory reform to name a few. But despite their triumphs, they faced three major difficulties. Firstly there was the loss through resignation or retirement of several influential Whig leaders. The second was the fierce disagreements between the Whigs and the Radicals. Finally, Ireland.
Radicals were men who had come up into parliament through the reform…