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The 'coupon' election of 1918
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Baldwin said what about BL and DLG?
'The most perfect partnership in political history'
Supported DLG and was the middle man between him and the conservatives.
What was Bonar Laws role in the war?
Chancellor of the Exchequer, from 1916-18. Raised £600M via a war loan campaign. He made significant savings.
What dominated politics at the end of the war?
A personal rivalry between Asquith and DLG
Why did DLG have to rely on the cons?
Asquith had control over the Liberal party funds and organisation. He had to rely on the conservatives if he was to stay in power.
What did David Lloyd George persuade Bonar law to do?
He persuade BL and other conservatives to call an election before the end of 1918.
Why did Bonar law agree?
He wanted to continued with the coalition, David Lloyd George was popular and he believed that the coalition government would help preserve unity in the country.
Why did people like the coalition government?
It was seen as being both patriotic and effective, reflecting a unified nation working together to win the war. It was hoped that the combined talents of the party would help restore normality.
What was the coalition hoped to prevent?
A dangerous move to socialism in the country.
What was given to those who fought the election in favour of the coalition?
A certificate signed by BL and DLG which was nicknamed a 'coupon'. this meant that voters had to choose between two rival Liberal parties.
How many seats did the conservatives win in 1918 and why?
332, nationalistic mood of the country after the war, also won support from servicemen and their families as they worked consistently and whole heartedly on the war.
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
The may report
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