Flashcards in The Old Order Challenged:From Repression To Reform Deck (21)
Situation before 1832: how many MPs owed their seat in commons to influence of aristocracy?
Situation before 1832: Franchise
Had to be maleIn counties- had to own freehold property worth at least £2 a yearIn boroughs - varied greatly since it depended on the customs of the borough
Situation before 1832: how many counties/ boroughs actually had general elections
11 counties and 82 boroughs
When was Spa Fields?
When was the Blanketeers movement?
When was the Peterloo movement?
When were six acts passed?
August 16th 1819
What also happened in 1830 (Europe)?
French Revolution began
When was the Birmingham Political Union (BPU) founded?
Founded in 1829
Who won the 1830 general election?
Tories won. Duke of Wellington in power.
When was the Catholic Empancipation bill introduced into parliament?
When was Weillington's speech?
2nd November 1830
First reform Bill: when was it proposed?
31st of March 1831 by Lord John Russell
First reform Bill: what was proposed?
Essentially the proposals were an attempt to shift the balance of power from the landowners towards the middle classes. 61 boroughs to lose their MPs. 46 seats given to industrial towns in the northOnly one voting qualification owning or renting a house worth at least £10 a year. (and of course, being a man)
First reform Bill: by how many votes was it passed in the commons?
It was passed by 1 vote
1831 general election: result
Whigs won, they got a majority of 130 seats.
Second Reform Bill: when was it proposed?
Second Reform Bill: by how many votes was it voted against in the Lords?
Lords voted against it by 41 votes.
Third Reform Bill: when was it proposed?
Third Reform Bill: what happened when the king rejected Grey's proposal?
Earl Grey's Whig government resigned in April 1832