B ; reform ; seat distribution ; pitt's proposals failure

pitt displayed committment to reform before becoming PM when?
dec '1783
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father pitt the elder had suggested some reform in what years to no success?
1750/60s
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pitt was influenced by wyvill's group called?
Yorkshire Association
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founded in?
1780
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with aim of?
eliminating corruption in parliament
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when did pitt enter praliament for a pocket borough?
1781
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and proposed the creation of a committee when?
1782
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to do what?
address parlaimentary representation issues
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but?
easily diefeated
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when did he make a more specific proposal?
may '83
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to disfranchise corrupt boroughs and?
transfer their seats to counties
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what happened?
defeated by by smaller margin
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when was pitt's third reform attempt?
april 1785
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intro'd detailed measure that would abolish how many corrupt seats?
36
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and do what with their seats?
transfer to LDN / counties
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what would borough owners be given?
financial compensation for 'their property'
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pitt hoped what might gain him supp esp from independent MPs?
personal standing as PM
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which king of the time was openly hostile to the measure?
george iii
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who was suprisingly ready to support pitt on the issue as he was a longstanding reform supporter?
fox, pitt's archenemy
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but refused to suggest pitts suggestion of cimpensation of how much?
£1m
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what was fox + supporters stance on the april '85 bill?
opposed
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pitt's bill defeated in HoC by how many to how many votes?
284 - 174
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remained a supporter of reform but what happened after this?
french rev meant more pressing issues @ hand
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when was the next reform suggestion introduced almost identical to pitts?
1792
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by who?
charles grey (whig)
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but why did pitt strongly oppose this?
claimed would lead to overthrow of british constitution
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father pitt the elder had suggested some reform in what years to no success?

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pitt was influenced by wyvill's group called?

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