Trevelyan's bill for extension of household suffrage is defeated

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Historical Context Note

George Trevelyan's bill planning the extension of household suffrage to the counties as well as the urban boroughs is defeated in the British Parliament. In the event, agricultural labourers do not gain the vote until ten years later.
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Editors. "Trevelyan's bill for extension of household suffrage is defeated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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