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What percentage of men in 1900 could vote?


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#1 neil mcdonald

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 12:21 PM

Had a look over the internet but cannot find an answer. Any help?

Edited by neil mcdonald, 30 January 2004 - 12:21 PM.

Bernard Woolley: Have the countries in alphabetical order? Oh no, we can't do that, we'd put Iraq next to Iran.

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Bernard Woolley: That's one of those irregular verbs, isn't it? I give confidential security briefings. You leak. He has been charged under section 2a of the Official Secrets Act.

#2 Paul Smith

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 12:40 PM

"the proportion of adult males entitled to vote fluctuated usually betwen 63 and 66 per cent; the more imminent a general election the greater incentive for the parties to ensure that their supporters were on the register. However, the figures overstate the true proportion since half a million men were registered more than once: therefore, no more than six out of every ten men, at most, were parliamentary voters before 1914"

Source: Martin Pugh, "The Making of Modern Britisn Politics 1867 -1939" Blackwell, Oxford 1982 (1st edition) pp 5 -6.

(May be worth having a look at John Garrard's recent book on Democratisation)


Hope this helps Neil


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Edited by Paul Smith, 30 January 2004 - 12:42 PM.

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#3 Carole Faithorn

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 12:41 PM

Failing all else you could try contacting the House of Commons Information service. They will answer questions on the History of the H of C.

The House of Commons Information Office can be contacted:

By telephone: 020 7219 4272
Callers with a text phone can call through Typetalk.
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By letter: House of Commons Information Office,
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Fax: 020 7219 5839
By e-mail: hcinfo@parliament.uk


There's a FAQs page too but I haven't trawled through that.

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 12:44 PM

What a joy this forum is - within a few minutes of asking a question I get two responses! Hurrah for the on-line community
Bernard Woolley: Have the countries in alphabetical order? Oh no, we can't do that, we'd put Iraq next to Iran.

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Bernard Woolley: That's one of those irregular verbs, isn't it? I give confidential security briefings. You leak. He has been charged under section 2a of the Official Secrets Act.




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