Editors. "Lord Derby's ministry is defeated over Disraeli's Reform Bill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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Benjamin Disraeli, Chancellor of the Exchequer under Prime Minister Lord Derby, introduces a Reform Bill designed to enhance the influence of the professional and middle classes, but it is defeated.