How Far Do Sources 1,2 and 3 Agree as to the Unfairness of the Pre-1832 Electoral System?

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How far do sources 1,2 and 3 agree as to the unfairness of the pre-1832 electoral system? The sources agree as they all talk about the dominance of the aristocracy, for instance, in source source B, it shows that all votes are going to a man called Sir Mark Wood, excluding one vote, which goes to his son. As he has the title Sir, it is probable that he was a member of the aristocracy, and when taken into account the fact that he had managed to obtain every vote, it is very likely that he managed to bribe, or have some kind of influence (by using his patronage) over the voters in his borough. This is exactly the same as source C, as it says it was taken from a diary by Sir Philip Francis. Again, it could be presumed that Sir Philip Francis is also a member of the aristocracy, it also says in the quote that after winning the election, Francis ‘had a dinner at the castle, and a famous ball in the evening.’ Although this isn’t conclusive proof that Francis was a member of the aristocracy, it shows that he was in a very good position, and certainly not an average civilian. Another point all the sources agree on is the inequality of constituency size. For instance, in source A it says ‘the country of Yorkshire, which contains near a million souls, sends two county members and so does the county of Rutland, which contains not a hundredth part of that number.’ This shows the unfairness of the electoral system, because if you lived in a smaller borough, you had a much greater chance of having your opinion heard than if you lived somewhere like Manchester, which still only had two county members and yet many, many more constituents. This is partially the same as sources B and C, as B is a report of the Borough of Gatton, a borough that was famously rotten because of it’s tiny size (and yet still had two county members), which like source A shows the inequality of size. In

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