The members of the Assembly in Prince Edward Island asked for reponsible government several times, but they were refused. The Assembly didn't pass bills or vote any money for the government use. In the past, the Lieutenant-Governor got rid of the Assembly and made decisions on their own. The new ideas about reform Britain gave in, PEI acheived responsible government. George Coles became the colony's first premier. Acheiving responsible government was an important first step.