Representation and Reform

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What were the problems with the electrol system before 1830?
Pocket boroughs-Seats guarenteed for local landowner as tenants votes,Rottenboroughs-easily bribed,MPs -only men and rich, Elections- 7 years, Lack of secret ballot,Rural bias- no MPs in Manchester(unrepresentative), Counties voters- over21 male land
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Who wanted reform?
Whigs, industrialist, working class radicals, Thomas Paine
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Who is Thomas Paine?
Wrote "The Rights of Man" condemned 1791 system as fraudulent and unjust
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Who opposed reform of the electoral system?
Tories (tradition), Mrs Hannah More, Edmund Burke
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What were terms of the Great Reform Act?
£10 a yearhouseholder franchise males,in 1831 11% of adult male could vote in 1833 18%, 1 in 5 vote
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Impact of GRA?
More representative, however no secret ballots meant corruption and bribery was still rife
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Conservative organisations?
Carlton Club by Joseph Planta 1931
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Chartist Lovett?
Moral Force
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Chartist O'Connor?
Physical force,Nothern Star
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Chartist 1st petition no. of signatures?
1839 1.2 million signatures
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Chartist 2nd petition no. of signatures?
1842 3.3 million signatures
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Chartist 3rd petition no. of signatures?
1848 5 million but only 1.5 genuine signatures
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When was the second reform act?
1867
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Who was Disraeli?
Conservative LEADER 1865-80
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Who was Gladstone?
Liberal leader from 1865-94
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Second Reform Act?
approx 1,1200,000 new voters added to 1,400,000,1 in 3 men could vote
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When was the ballotact introduced?
1872, secret ballot-reduce bribery and corruption
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