Flashcards in 1865-67 Deck (51)
When was tax on newspapers removed?
Who made up the Liberal Party?
Whigs, Peelites, Liberals, Radicals
When did Gladstone and Russell draw up their Reform Bill?
What did the Reform Bill propose?
£7 qualification in towns/boroughs (present £10) and £14 qualification in counties
Who opposed the Bill, saying it went too far?
Conservatives, as well as around 40 right wing liberals, led by Lowe
What did Lowe say the Bill would do?
Give political power to the 'ignorant'
Why did Lowe reject lowering the franchise qualification?
Didn't want those who 'have no decency or morality' to be enfranchised
What did Lowe call the vote?
A 'privilege of citizenship'
When was the amended version of the Bill passed?
When did Russell resign?
Why did Russell resign?
Due to lack of support for his new Bill
What did Forster say in Bradford on 22 November 1866?
Reform was not only necessary, but expected
Who were the Adullamites?
Led by Elcho, group of Liberals
What happened when Liberals proposed prevention of corruption?
Liberals put in minority by Adullamites (238 to 248) - 26 Liberals joined the opposition
Who put forward the amended Bill?
What happened when the amended Bill was put forward?
Defeated by 11 votes
When did the Queen ask Derby to form government?
26th June 1866
What position did Disraeli hold in Derby's new ministry?
When did Disraeli note the need for 'dramatic' reform to keep Conservative control of Commons?
11 February 1867
When did Disraeli commit to a new bill?
14 Feb 1867
When did Disraeli introduce his Reform Bill?
25th Feb 1867
Who's radical proposals did Disraeli accept?
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
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)
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
How many seats were taken from boroughs smaller than 10k population?
How many seats were given to English counties?
How many seats were given to English boroughs and towns?
How many seats were given to Scottish burghs and counties?