Peel reconstructing the Tory Party

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Why did the Tory party disintegrate in the first place?

> A number of events during 1827 - 1830 split the Tory party and allowed the Whigs to come to power.

1. Resignation of Lord Liverpool - Liverpool had been the glue holding his party together

2. Catholic emancipation - Tpries were completely against emancipation. O'Connell's campaign in Ireland forced the issure and so Wellington and Peel decided to give way. Protestant Tories never forgave them ---> Peel resigned

3. New outbreaks of violence all over England in 1830 which Wellington's government failed to deal with

4. Demand of parliament was revived - Wellington's failure to consider even the…


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