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1

When was tax on newspapers removed?

1861

2

Who made up the Liberal Party?

Whigs, Peelites, Liberals, Radicals

3

When did Gladstone and Russell draw up their Reform Bill?


March 1866

4

What did the Reform Bill propose?


£7 qualification in towns/boroughs (present £10) and £14 qualification in counties

5

Who opposed the Bill, saying it went too far?


Conservatives, as well as around 40 right wing liberals, led by Lowe

6

What did Lowe say the Bill would do?

Give political power to the 'ignorant'

7

Why did Lowe reject lowering the franchise qualification?


Didn't want those who 'have no decency or morality' to be enfranchised

8

What did Lowe call the vote?

A 'privilege of citizenship'

9

When was the amended version of the Bill passed?

June 1866

10

When did Russell resign?

June 1866

11

Why did Russell resign?

Due to lack of support for his new Bill

12

What did Forster say in Bradford on 22 November 1866?

Reform was not only necessary, but expected

13

Who were the Adullamites?

Led by Elcho, group of Liberals

14

What happened when Liberals proposed prevention of corruption?

Liberals put in minority by Adullamites (238 to 248) - 26 Liberals joined the opposition

15

Who put forward the amended Bill?


Dunkellion

16

What happened when the amended Bill was put forward?

Defeated by 11 votes

17

When did the Queen ask Derby to form government?

26th June 1866

18

What position did Disraeli hold in Derby's new ministry?


Chancellor

19

When did Disraeli note the need for 'dramatic' reform to keep Conservative control of Commons?

11 February 1867

20

When did Disraeli commit to a new bill?


14 Feb 1867

21

When did Disraeli introduce his Reform Bill?

25th Feb 1867

22

Who's radical proposals did Disraeli accept?

Hodgkinson's

23

Who helped the transition of the bill through Lords, and how?

Derby - he convinced them it would result in convervative victory at the next election

24

To whom did the 1867 Reform Act extend the franchise in boroughs?

All male householders over 21 and to lodgers who paid £10 a year on rent (had to live at same address for 12 months)

25

To whom did the 1867 Reform Act extend the franchise to in the counties?

40 shilling freeholders (as of 1832 Act), £5 copyholders and £12 tennants

26

How many seats were taken from boroughs smaller than 10k population?

53

27

How many seats were given to English counties?

25

28

How many seats were given to English boroughs and towns?

20

29

How many seats were given to Scottish burghs and counties?


8

30

Why did the newly enfranchised support the Liberals?

Due to their consistent support of the Reform Act