440,000 voters to 652,000.
Paved way for further reforms
Voters now had to be registered
MPs still unpaid
South still over-represented
Did not allow universal suffrage
1866 Reform Bill
1867 Reform Act
1872 Ballot Act
1884 Franchise Act
1885 Redistribution Act
Lord Liverpool 06/08/1812 - 04/09/1827
06/08/1812 - 04/09/1827
Frederick John Robinson 31 August 1827 - 21 January 1828
31 August 1827 - 21 January 1828
1st Duke of Wellington 22 January 1828 - 16 November 1830
22 January 1828 - 16 November 1830
Earl Grey 22 November 1830 - 9 July 1834
22 November 1830 - 9 July 1834
Lord Grey to House of Commons
"The principle of my reform is to prevent the necessity for revolution, there is no one more dedicated against annual parliaments, universal suffrage and the secret ballot than I am" -to the House of Lords
William Lamb 16 July 1834 - 14 November 1834
16 July 1834 - 14 November 1834
Duke of Wellington 14 November 1834 - 10 December 1834
14 November 1834 - 10 December 1834
1811 - 1816
-Low paid workers who aimed to have a minimum wage set.
-rioted in the North by breaking machines that they believed were the reason for their unemployment
Spa Field Riots
The Spenceans attempted an open air meeting as a form of protest and with a break off group planning to take over the Bank of England.
-10,000 people attended political meetings.
March of the Blanketeers
Small group of cotton workers tried to present their grievances to the Prince Regent in person. -They did not achieve their goal and were met with violence by authorities (1 protester was killed)
06/08/1817 - 06/09/1817
500 disaffecred workers led by Jeremiah Brandreth planned on attacking Nottingham Castle -Government spies such as W.J Richards informed the Government who responded quickly; breaking up the intent and executed Bandreth.
60,000 people attended to support Parliamentary Reform. It aimed to be a peaceful protest but was met with severe opposition from the Government in which 400 were injured and 11 dead.
Hyde Park Riots
1838 - 1848
Led by Feargus O'connor and William Lovett and petitioned for Universal suffrage.
Repeal of the Corn Law
Hyde Park Riots
During this period there was a shortage of corn; this law stopped imports until British corn prices reached 8 shillings
-This stabilised the economy but the lower classes were far worse off due to rising prices of bread.
Income Tax Appeal
Tax was now based upon earnings
-this shows the effect the March of the Blanketeers and Luddism had upon Parliamentary laws.
The Game Laws
Stopped the poaching of animals upon owned land and was punishable by 7 years in prison
-lower classes worse off due to further lack of food.
Suspension Habeas Corpus
This prevented the need the be tried before being sent to prison.
-prevents long waiting times but put major strain upon prisons. -prevention of large scale protests. -unfair legal system
This outlawed large-scale protests which sped up juridical system.