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what was the result of the general election of 1906

landslide victory for liberals

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notable liberal gov ministers

Lloyd George and Churchill

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what did liberal gov put ideas forward of

new liberalism

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what did the 1906 election also highlight

the rising popularity of the labour party

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what 2 things related to the makeup of the parties influenced the results of 1906 election

leadership and campaigns

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how did Boer War help conservatives in 1900

won impressive electoral victory because of patriotic support of gov and fact that war split liberals

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how did the boer war contribute to long term downfall of conservatives

lasted longer and was more costly in lives and money than expected

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why did the boer war cause moral outrage in britain

some of the methods used to defeat boers were awful

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how did the boer war lead to concerns over the physical decline of the british race

exposed amount of malnutrition present

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how did liberals gain support by boer war

claimed conservatives neglected poverty in cities

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how did 1902 education act impact election result

roused fury of nonconformists- reverted to liberal party

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what did the education act provide

all schools funded from local rates- nonconformists outraged that taxes might be spent on schools that they strongly objected

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how did non conformists view education act

another privilege for C of E- already regarded as having unfair advantages

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what did 1904 licensing act aim

reducing number of public houses

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why did 1904 licensing act anger N.C

infuriated temperance section by proposing to compensate brewers and publicans for cancellation of licences

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what was 1904 licensing act denounced as

'brewers bill'- brewers supported conservatives

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which groups did Chinese labour issue turn against conservatives

non conformists and trade unions

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what was the Chinese labour issue

Chinese labourers imported into south Africa and kept in overcrowded camps

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why did Chinese labour issue turn non conformists against conservative

moral outcry about treatment of chinese

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why did trade unions turn against conservatives after Chinese li

feared employers might bring them into Britain and push down wages at home

unemployment high 1905- inadequate support for unemployed

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taff vale case

railway workers striking. 1902 H/L ruled company was within its rights to sue trade union

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why were trade unions horrified by taff vale case

impossible to call successful strikes

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why did taff vale case lose workers and TU support for conservatives

act of parliament could overrule H/L judgement- Balfour: 'matter for courts' and refused

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what did the taff vale case encourage

trade union support for a labour group in parliament

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why was the conservative lack of reaction to liberal and labour attempts surprising

liberals: new liberalism
labour: campaigning for reform

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how did balfour react to liberal and labour social reform campaigns

1902 education act only

provided for reform but only caused controversy

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when was tariff reform campaign launched

1903- joseph chamberlain

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what did chamberlain want

reintroduce tariffs with lower level tariff for goods coming from british empire than those from non empire- imperial preference

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what did chamberlain argue that tariffs would do

-protect industry- more jobs
-provide revenue to fund social reform
-strengthen empire

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what did people fear from tariff reform

dearer food and falling living standards