British Franchise bill passes, after W. E. Gladstone undertakes to meet Conservative demands to introduce a further measure for redistributing seats, with uniform male suffrage in counties and boroughs for householders and lodgers, increasing the electorate to 5 million.
Editors. "Third Reform Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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