The Great Reform Act 1932- For and Against.

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Who was for Reform?

Led by Earl Grey; The Whigs.

They were supported by the industrialists and the emerging middle class, they had realised that unless reform was brought in from the top, then Britain could face revolution from below. They had no intention of bringing in democracy and the franchise would be limited to "responsible" (property-owning) members of society. 

Their arguments were:

  • An unreformed Parliament did not reflected the changed needs of the people.
  • An unreformed



A clear explanation of the divisions over the Reform Act and the arguments given on both sides.

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