Political Changes in Britain 1918-1979

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1918
David Lloyd George's Coalition wins election
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1918
Representation of the People Act
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1923
Baldwin replaces Bonar Law as Prime Minister
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1923
Labour gain more seats than the Liberals
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1924
MacDonald becomes first Labour Prime Minister, but Conservatives then win the October election
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1926
General Strike
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1928
Women get the vote #GirlPower
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1929
Labour win May election
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1931
MacDonald forms the 'National Government' and wins 2/3 of the vote
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1935
National Goverment re-elected, Baldwin becomes Prime Minister
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1939
Second World War begins
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1940
Chamberlain resigns, Churchill becomes Prime Minister
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1945
Second World War ends
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1945
Labour win May election, Attlee becomes Prime Minister
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1951
Conservatives win election, Churchill becomes Prime Minister
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1955
Eden replaces Chruchill as Prime Minister
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1956
Suez Crisis
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1957
Eden resigns, MacMillan becomes Prime Minister
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1959
Conservatives win election
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1963
Profumo Scandal, MacMillan resigns, Douglas-Home becomes Prime Minister
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1964
Labour win election, Wilson becomes Prime Minister
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1966
Increase in Labour majority
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1970
Conservatives win election, Heath becomes Prime Minister
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1973
Britain joins European Economic Community
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1974
Labour win election, Wilson becomes Prime Minister
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1975
Britain votes to stay in the EEC
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1976
Wilson resigns, Callahan becomes Prime Minister
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1979
Conservatives win election, Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister
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Representation of the People Act

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Baldwin replaces Bonar Law as Prime Minister

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Labour gain more seats than the Liberals

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MacDonald becomes first Labour Prime Minister, but Conservatives then win the October election

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