Political Reform in Great Britain and Ireland between 1828 and 1928

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1. 3rd Reform Act 1884

  • Universal male suffrage.
  • Made size of each constituency equal.
  • Universal male and female suffrage.
  • Made the property requirements for voting uniform across rural and urban lines.
  • Pay for MPs.
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2. Representation of the People Act 1918

  • MP's pay doubled.
  • Gave suffrage to all men over 21 and women over 30 who met property requirement (£5).
  • All men and women regardless of property could vote.
  • Anyone can be elected to become an MP.

3. Second Reform Act of 1867

  • Pay for MPs.
  • Enfranchised up to 1 million new people, some working class
  • Removal of ALL Rotten and Pocket Boroughs.
  • Universal Male Suffrage

4. 2nd Representation of the People Act 2928

  • Universal and equal suffrage to all Men and Women over the aged of 21 with no property requirements.
  • Anyone could vote as long as they could prove they weren't drunk at the time of polling.
  • Universal and equal suffrage to all Men and Women over the aged of 21 with property requirements.
  • Universal suffrage to all Men over the aged of 21 with no property requirements. Women still had property requirements.

5. 1911 Act

  • Pay for MPs.
  • Male suffrage extended.
  • Universal male suffrage.
  • Annual parliamentary elections.

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