how democratic was britain by 1900?

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rights to vote
reform act 1867- gave most men right to vote.all male householders and abolished compounding (the practice of paying rates to a landlord as part of rent).
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fair voting system
ballot act 1872- stopped bribery and meant the lower classes could be more honest when voting.
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fair voting system
illegal practices act 1883-specified how much money candidates could spend during election time and banned the buying of food or drink for voters, stated the number of conveyances that could be used for bringing voters to polls
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fair voting system
redistribution act 1885-It was a piece of electoral reform legislation that redistributed the seats in the House of Commons, introducing the concept of equally populated constituencies, in an attempt to equalise representation across the UK
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rights to vote
1884 reform act-The act extended the 1867 concessions from the boroughs to the countryside. All men paying an annual rental of £10 or all those holding land valued at £10 now had the vote. The British electorate now totalled over 5,500,000
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ballot act 1872- stopped bribery and meant the lower classes could be more honest when voting.

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fair voting system

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illegal practices act 1883-specified how much money candidates could spend during election time and banned the buying of food or drink for voters, stated the number of conveyances that could be used for bringing voters to polls

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redistribution act 1885-It was a piece of electoral reform legislation that redistributed the seats in the House of Commons, introducing the concept of equally populated constituencies, in an attempt to equalise representation across the UK

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1884 reform act-The act extended the 1867 concessions from the boroughs to the countryside. All men paying an annual rental of £10 or all those holding land valued at £10 now had the vote. The British electorate now totalled over 5,500,000

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