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What did the end of the coalition in 1922 lead to

Three elections in quick succession

2

The decline of the liberals: what caused divisions within liberal party

-impact of WW1
-split between Asquith and LG
-concern at growth of gov power

3

The decline of the liberals: electoral costs: what did the conservative and labour parties have that liberals didn’t

Substantial sources of income

4

The decline of the liberals: what was the conservatives source of income

Donations from the business world

5

The decline of the liberals: what was the labour party’s source of income

Funds from TUs which increased as TU membership grew

6

The decline of the liberals: what effect did lack of income have on liberals

Election campaigns relatively limited

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The decline of the liberals: how were liberals disadvantaged by the first past the post system

Liberals won similar percentage of votes to labour in 1923 election, couldn’t translate them in seats

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The decline of the liberals: what effect did first past the post sustem have on liberals

Made it less attractive to voters who were reluctant to waste their vote

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The decline of the liberals: why could liberals no longer rely on Irish nationalists as they had done before 1914

Sinn Fein had boycotted the House of Commons in 1918 and home rule for Southern Ireland implemented in 1922

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The decline of the liberals: what did labours new constitution ensure by 1918

Trade union dominance

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The decline of the liberals: what did workers increasingly realise

Their interests lay in voting labour

12

The decline of the liberals: who were liberals most enthusiastic supporters and why were they declining

Nonconformist churches

Declining rapidly in numbers and enthusiasm

13

The 1923 election: who took Bonar laws place when he was forced to resign after only 8 months

Stanley Baldwin

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The 1923 election: how did Baldwin decide to tackle unemployment

To return to a policy of protection

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The 1923 election: why did Baldwin decide to call another election on the issue of tariff reform

In order to get a mandate for his plans

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The 1923 election: why did Baldwin’s decision to call another election turn out to be a rash decision

Conservative remained largest party in commons but liberals and labour increased their share of the vote

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The 1923 election: why was Stanley Baldwin forced to resign in January 1924

After a vote of no confidence

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The 1923 election: what was formed under Ramsay macdonald

A labour minority government dependent on support of liberals

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The 1923 election: why did working class voters switch allegiance from liberal to labour

Labour policies much more relevant to their post war needs

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The 1923 election: how has the Labour Party itself improved

More organised and well funded

Imrproved it’s constituency organisation which allowed it to put candidates in most constituencies

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The 1923 election: how had war helped Labour Party

Gained experience in gov and had allowed it to prove that it was a patriotic party that could be trusted with power