- Created by: GrB
- Created on: 24-04-17 23:28
Why did the Liberals win the 1906 election with such a large majority?
In the 1906 election, the Liberlas won 377 seats, the Conservatives 157 and Labour 53. There were also 84 Irish Nationalists. This was the worst Conservative defeat since 1832 with Balfour losing his seat. There were a number of reasons for the landslide:
.While the Conservatives were divided over tariff reform, the Liberals were uited behind free trade which meant cheap food
.Unions were worried about Conservative failure to pass legislation protecting their right to strike
.Non-Conformists were outraged by the…