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1. 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.
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2. Second Reform Act of 1867
- Enfranchised up to 1 million new people, some working class
- Pay for MPs.
- Universal Male Suffrage
- Removal of ALL Rotten and Pocket Boroughs.
3. 2nd Representation of the People Act 2928
- Universal suffrage to all Men over the aged of 21 with no property requirements. Women still had 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 no property requirements.
- Universal and equal suffrage to all Men and Women over the aged of 21 with property requirements.
4. 1872 Act
- Removal of Property requirements for MPs
- Secret Ballots.
- Annual Parliamentary Elections
- Pay for MPs
5. Why was reform necessary?
- The working class members of parliament insisted.
- The government really wanted change.
- Rotten and Pocket Boroughs, political agitation due to post-industrialisation changes and pressure groups such as the Birmingham Political Union
- The government was radical.