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1

The Liberal Party split into two factions, led by who

DLG vs Asquith

2

What party did the working class increasingly see the appeal of

Labour

3

What contributed to the appeal of Labour

growing trade union movement

4

What contributed to the decline of the Liberals

failed to deal w domestic problems (e.g Suffragettes, potential Irish civil war) pre 1914

5

Where were Liberal divisions clear, who won?

Maurice Debate 1918
DLG wins

yet over 80 Liberal MPs don't vote

6

Who led Labour and published their manifesto

Sidney Webb

7

What was the Labour manifesto called

Labour and the New Social Order

8

What did Labour pledge in terms of wages and insurance

basic wage established
fill employment + unemployment insurance

9

How did Labour do in 1917-18 by elections?

made gains

10

Was Labour helped or hindered by extension of the franchise?

helped

11

When was the Representation of the People Act?

1918

12

What did the Representation of the People Act mean for women?

given the vote at 30

13

What was the nickname for the December 1918 election

"Coupon Election"

14

When was the first election since 1910

December 1918

15

What happened to the electorate since 1910 in the 1918 election

had doubled

16

What % of the vote did Labour secure 1918

1/5

17

Who won the 1918 election?

coalition easily (largely DLGs popularity)

18

Who won the majority of seats in parliament in 1918?

conservatives

19

When did Liberals win fewer seats than Labour?

1922