why Liberal reforms?

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rise of labour
labour were definitely a working class party. by 1906 they already had 29MPS rising to 42 by 1910. labour had to be seen as helping the poverty too. they were trying to keep working class votes instead of doing it for reasons such as wanting to help
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national efficiency
Britain was head of industry in the world but they were close to losing this power over other countries because of poverty. workers often were ill and working in unsafe environments so weren't producing high quality or high amount of product
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national security
there was a chance that war could break out and the population of Britain was not ready to fight a war as a lot of people who would fight were not up to standard, this was a reason for school meals and inspections. Germany has pensions etc 1800s
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social campaigners
Booth and Rowntree both conducted studies on poverty in Britain. booth conducted his studies in London whilst rowntree in York. found that when someone was in poverty was more likely not their own fault. it was difficult to argue against evidence.
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