how democratic was Britain

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right to vote
second reform act : 1867 1/3 of men got the vote but nothing for women Third Reform Act 1884 which allowed 2/3 of men vote but still nothing about women representation of the people act 1918 40% women all over 21 men Equal franchise act 1928 all 21+
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fairness
the ballot act 1872 took away threat and pressure to vote for certain people. took away some element of bribery. Equal Franchise act 1928
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choice
Labour representation committee formed in 1900 became known as labour party in 1906. based on trade influence. 3 parties now but no choice for everyone. votes they aimed for couldn't vote yet by this point
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access to information
1855 stamp duty removed made newspapers more affordable. education act in 1872 compulsory to people up to the age of 12
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accountability
redistribution of the seats act 1885 it took away seats away from certain countryside areas - gave more seats to towns and cities. house of lords still had a lot of power in 1900 / 1918 / 1928 as they could still veto laws up to 2 years
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fairness

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the ballot act 1872 took away threat and pressure to vote for certain people. took away some element of bribery. Equal Franchise act 1928

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choice

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access to information

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accountability

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