The 1831 UK general election, the last before the Reform Act of 1832, saw electoral reform as the major election issue. The Representation of the People Act 1832, commonly known as the Reform Act 1832, was an Act of Parliament that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system Electoral reform is change in Electoral systems to improve how public desires are expressed in election results It was held from 28 April to 1 June 1831. Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Year 1831 ( MDCCCXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a The Whigs won a majority of 136 over the Tories, which allowed the passage of the Reform Bill, and led to an election the following year. The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to In the political tradition of some English-speaking countries, the term Tory has referred to a variety of political parties and Creeds since it was The 1832 UK general election, the first after the Reform Act, saw the Whigs win a large majority with the Tories winning less than 30% of the vote
The ninth United Kingdom Parliament was dissolved on 23 April 1831. Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 1831 ( MDCCCXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a The new Parliament was summoned to meet on 14 June 1831, for a maximum seven year term from that date. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 1831 ( MDCCCXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a The maximum term could be and normally was curtailed, by the monarch dissolving the Parliament, before its term expired.
The Earl Grey had been appointed Prime Minister on 22 November 1830. Charles Grey 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764 &ndash 17 July 1845 known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807 was a British Events 498 - Kofi Aseidu- After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran For the game see 1830 (board game. Year 1830 ( MDCCCXXX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display His was the first predominantly Whig administration since the Ministry of all the Talents in 1806-1807. The Ministry of All the Talents was formed by William Wyndham Grenville 1st Baron Grenville on his appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on
The government Leader of the House of Commons since 1830, was Viscount Althorp, who also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom who is responsible for arranging government business in the House of Commons John Charles Spencer 3rd Earl Spencer (1782-1845 known during his father's lifetime (i The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister who is responsible for all Economic and Financial
The Tory Prime Minister, at the time of the 1830 election, had been the Duke of Wellington. Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, KP, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS ( c After leaving government office Wellington continued to lead the Tory peers. He was the overall Leader of the Opposition. The Leader of the Opposition (sometimes known as the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons) in the United Kingdom is the politician who leads
The Tory Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons was Sir Robert Peel, Bt. The Leader of the Opposition (sometimes known as the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons) in the United Kingdom is the politician who leads Sir Robert Peel 2nd Baronet (5 February 1788 &ndash 2 July 1850 was the Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 December 1834 to 8 April
In Irish politics, Daniel O'Connell was continuing his campaign for repeal of the Act of Union. Daniel O'Connell ( 6 August 1775 &ndash 15 May 1847) ( Dónal Ó Conaill) known as The Liberator, or The Emancipator
At this period there was not one election day. After receiving a writ (a royal command) for the election to be held, the local returning officer fixed the election timetable for the particular constituency or constituencies he was concerned with. In various parliamentary systems a Returning Officer is responsible for overseeing Elections in one or more constituencies Polling in seats with contested elections could continue for many days.
The general election took place between the first contest on 28 April and the last contest on 1 June 1831. Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Year 1831 ( MDCCCXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a
Key to categories in the following tables: BC - Borough/Burgh constituencies, CC - County constituencies, UC - University constituencies, Total C - Total constituencies, BMP - Borough/Burgh Members of Parliament, CMP - County Members of Parliament, UMP - University Members of Parliament. In the United Kingdom (UK, each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly In the United Kingdom (UK, each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly A university constituency is a Constituency, used in elections to a Legislature, that represents a University rather than a geographical area
Monmouthshire (1 County constituency with 2 MPs and one single member Borough constituency) is included in Wales in these tables. Ancient county See also Monmouthshire (historic The ancient county of Monmouthshire was formed from the Welsh Marches by the Laws in Wales Sources for this period may include the county in England.
Table 1: Constituencies and MPs, by type and country
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Table 2: Number of seats per constituency, by type and country