Lloyd George Coalition Summary
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Weak Party Position + famous quote
A Liberal leading a predominantly Conservative party. He was known as "A prime minister without a party"
Had a politically divided party and so it was difficult to agree on crucial issues.
Economic Problems + name of famous economic policy
Decline of staple industries, rising unemployment, slump in trade, foreign competition. Had to make cuts - 'Geddes Axe (1922)
Social Problems + 2 policies.
Extension of National Insurance, growth of council house building (addison act 1919), pension extended, school leaving age raised to 14 (Fisher educating Act 1918)
Growing demands for independence instead of home rule.
Foreign and Imperial Policy
Not sure how this contributes ask Mrs Lovett. Chanak Crisis
Increased conservative hostility towards Lloyd George. He was arrogant corrupt and a sleaze. Lost many Tory backbenchers support over the irish and imperial policies but the Chanak Crisis was the final straw.
What Happened in the 1918 election to effect the electorate ? How did this effect Lloyd George ?
-Universal Male Suffrage 8.4 million people added to the electorate
-Didn't effect Lloyd George because he was the man who won the war, he was popular and untouchable.
Who was Lloyd George Constantly Clashing with and refusing to give funds too ? Which led to in party fighting and Liberal Decline ?
Asquith and the Asquthian Liberals.
Why were Conservatives so interested in Lloyd George ?
They could exploit his popularity.
How Many Conservative MP's to Liberal Mp's ?
-133 Lloyd George Liberals