Political Reform in Great Britain and Ireland between 1828 and 1928

Why was reform necessary?
Rotten and Pocket Boroughs, political agitation due to post-industrialisation changes and pressure groups such as the Birmingham Political Union
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What was provisioned in the 1832 Great Reform Act?
Removal of most pocket and rotten boroughs, increased enfranchisement to include middle class (by lowering property requirements). 650,000 now franchised rather than 360,000.
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What happened with the 1848 act?
Removal of property requirements for MPs.
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Second Reform Act of 1867
Enfranchised up to 1 million new people, some working class
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1872 Act
Secret Ballots.
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3rd Reform Act 1884
Made the property requirements for voting uniform across rural and urban lines.
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1911 Act
Pay for MPs.
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Representation of the People Act 1918
Gave suffrage to all men over 21 and women over 30 who met property requirement (£5).
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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.
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What was provisioned in the 1832 Great Reform Act?

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Removal of most pocket and rotten boroughs, increased enfranchisement to include middle class (by lowering property requirements). 650,000 now franchised rather than 360,000.

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What happened with the 1848 act?

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Second Reform Act of 1867

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1872 Act

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