A History of Britain, 1885–1939 by John Davis (auth.)

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The formation of democratic Liberal Associations in the London boroughs in the early 1880s put pressure on the capital's several carpet-bagger MPs, many of whom were connected with the largely Tory City Corporation. The threat to Liberal unity was intensified by the redistribution of parliamentary seats in 1885, which covered almost the entire country in single-member constituencies. In the first place the end of the two-member borough seats created in 1867 made it impossible for Liberal organisers to share the representation between 'Whig' and Radical, making disputes more likely.

Home Rule The 1885 election also amplified the power of Parnell's Irish Nationalist Party, at a time when the situation in Ireland was deteriorating rapidly. In September 1885 the British authorities in Dublin reported that anti-English and anti-landlord feeling had reached unprecedented levels, as had membership of the Irish National League. Failure to offer Parnell 'Home Rule or a promise of Home Rule' might see him pushed aside or forced to turn himself into a revolutionary leader. 22 The coercive powers granted by parliament in 1882 would expire during 1885, and some form of constitutional sweetener would be necessary to secure their renewal.

The success of London's Radical Liberals in winning control of the new London County Council in 1889 on a social platform strengthened their claim that a social programme would enhance the Liberals' performance in London. Once again leaders became followers, with both Gladstone and his acolyte John Morley endorsing parts of the London Radicals' programme - land, housing and local taxation reform - during the Council campaign. The difficulties caused by this profusion of policy initiatives from the rank-and-file were becoming clear by the late 1880s.

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