Reform Act 1867

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The Reform Act of 1867 was an electoral change combined with an expansion of the electorate in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and after the Reform Act of 1832 (hence also called the Second Reform Act 1867 ) again had a significant impact on the composition of the House of Commons . The reform gave all male heads of household the right to vote, so that of five million adult men in England and Wales, 2.5 million instead of the previous 1.4 million could vote.


  • John K. Walton: The Second Reform Act. Routledge, London 1996, ISBN 0415104327 .

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  1. Gottfried Niedhart: History of England in the 19th and 20th centuries. CH Beck, Munich 1996, p. 95 ff.