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Corrupt Practices Act

Corrupt Practices Act  

1883.Electoral corruption continued after the Reform Act of 1832 and was not eradicated either by the Corrupt Practices Act of 1854, or by secret ballot in 1872. The 1883 Act (46 & 47 Vic. c. 51) ...
George Grote

George Grote  

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(1794–1871),was MP for the City of London, 1832–41, and took an active part in favour of the reform movement. His outlook was much influenced by James Mill (see Utilitarianism). He retired from ...
parliamentary reform

parliamentary reform  

Is a general term covering a variety of proposals and changes which need to be carefully distinguished. Alterations to the composition, powers, procedure, and structure of Parliament have continued ...
W. E. Gladstone

W. E. Gladstone  

(1809–98).Statesman and author. Gladstone was in office every decade from the 1830s to the 1890s, starting as a Tory, ending as a Liberal‐radical. Born in Liverpool on 29 December 1809, the son of ...
William Edward Forster

William Edward Forster  

(1818–86).Forster was a hard‐working politician whose greatest achievement was the Education Act of 1870. The son of a quaker missionary, he began in the Yorkshire woollen trade at Bradford. In 1861 ...

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