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1

According to the 1851 religious census, what percentage of those3 going to church on a specific Sunday in that year went to a nonconformist chapel?

50%

2

Where was nonconformity strongest?

In the North of England and in Wales

3

How many nonconformist MP's were elected in the 1865 election?

87

4

Of the 300 conservative MP's returned in the 1874 general election, how many had connections to the land?

200

5

When was the Conservative central office set up?

In 1870 in London

6

Who was employed as the first conservative National Party Agent?

John Gorst

7

How many new conservative associations were founded by the end of 1873?

69

8

What was the total number of conservative associations by the end of 1873?

Over 400

9

When was the Conservative National Union founded?

1867

10

When was the Primrose League set up?

1883

11

How many towns had local liberal associations by 1880's?

Every sizable town

12

What was the most famous and influential Liberal Association?

The Birmingham Caucus

13

When was the National Federation of Liberal Associations created, and where was the central office?

It was created in 1877 and the central office was in Birmingham.

14

By 1879 how many provincial Liberal Associations were brought under the umbrella of the National Federation of Liberal Associations?

100

15

In the 1880 liberal general election victory, how many constituencies were gained or retained where liberal associations existed?

60

16

Who won the 1868 general election, who was prime minister and what majority did they have?

-Liberal-Gladstone- A majority of 115

17

Who won the 1874 general election, who was prime minister and what majority did they have?

-Conservative-Disraeli-A majority of 49

18

Who won the 1880 general election, who was prime minister and what majority did they have?

-Liberal-Gladstone-A majority of 51

19

What was the result of the 1868 general election for the conservatives?

They, unsurprisingly, failed to attract the new urban voters. They gained only 25 seats in the 114 largest boroughs and were still heavily dependent on the landed interest, with 60% of their seats coming from the counties.

20

When was the Trade Union Act passed?

1871

21

What act was passed also in 1871 which nullified the goodwill gained by the Trade Union Act?

The Criminal Law Amendment Act, which basically inflicted a punishment of three month's imprisonment for picketing.

22

When was the licensing act?

1872

23

How many seats did the conservatives manage to win in London in the 1859, 1865, 1868 and 1874 general elections?

-1859: 0-1865: 0-1868: 3-1874: 10

24

What proportion of working class people supported the conservative party after 1867?

1/3

25

Where was working class conservative support particularly strong after 1867?

-East end of London-Liverpool

26

What were the damages to the conservative party due to the 1880 general election?

-The conservative party lost more than 100 seats -They lost 90 seats in the boroughs -They lost 27 seats in the counties-The liberals had a majority by 50 seats

27

When did Gladstone make his comeback into politics?

May 1878