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The Advent Of Democracy: The Impact Of The 1918 Reform Act On British Politics

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The Advent Of Democracy: The Impact Of The 1918 Reform Act On British Politics

Stuart Ball (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-51119-9 April 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 204 Pages

Description

In its centenary year, this volume is a study of the Representation of the People Act of 1918 which was a landmark in modern British history and the most substantial change ever made in the electoral system.
  • Investigates how it nearly trebled the electorate, extending the franchise to all adult men and giving the vote to women for the first time
  • Examines its effects upon the Conservative, Liberal, and Labour Parties; in the three diverse regions of the West Midlands, Scotland, and Ireland
  • Demonstrates its impact on the house of commons, the national press, and the evolution of the women’s franchise from 1918 to full equality with men in 1928

1. The Reform Act of 1918 – the Advent of Democracy (Stuart Ball)
2. The Conservative Party and the Impact of the 1918 Reform Act (Stuart Ball)
3. The Liberal Party and the Impact of the 1918 Reform Act (Gavin Freeman)
4. The Labour Party and the Impact of the 1918 Reform Act (Chris Wrigley)
5. The Impact of the 1918 Reform Act on the Politics of the West Midlands (Ian Cawood)
6. The 1918 Reform Act, Redistribution and Scottish Politics (Ewen A.Cameron)
7. The Impact of the 1918 Reform Act in Ireland (John Coakley)
8. The Impact of the 1918 Reform Act on the House of Commons (Martin Farr)
9. The British Press and the 1918 Reform Act (Adrian Bingham)
10. Women and the Vote: The Parliamentary Path to Equal Franchise, 1918–28 (Mari Takayanagi)
Chronology of the 1918 Reform Act
Index