Was the threat of Revolution the Main Cause for the 1832 reform act being passed?

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Pre 1832 the electoral system was not of equal measure to population, the ruling classes were the only section of the social class structure that were deemed eligible for the vote. It is in my opinion that the split in the Tory party that was the paramount cause for reform being passed in 1832. The inequality in the parliamentary system is shown in document 2 of the wjec pack where John Croker, the inequality is very clear and shows that without action from the general public no change would occur in the parliamentary system as the majority of Mp’s being Tories and in effect not pro reform. The threat of revolution, which was caused by the middle and working classes, caused attention to be bought to reform and the unfairness there was in the electoral system. Although I believe there was a genuine threat of revolution I do not believe that this on its own can be regarded as a major risk to the stability of the country and thus forced reform to be passed. Pre 1832 the political system was unequal for representation to population as large cities such as Manchester and Birmingham were less represented than small wealthy boroughs. The electoral system was also very corrupt with bribery. The government in pre 1832 consisted of very few men who were pro reform as this would have effected there places of power, the lack of mps who were pro reform made it very difficult for the lower classes to gain the vote which they believed they deserved. This is shown in document 3 of the wjec pack. Also with Wellington as Prime minister the likelihood of reform being passed was very slim as he was a large representative of the aristocracy, in document 4 of the wjec pack the narrow minded attitude of wellington toward reform being passed as it shows that Wellington was under the opinion that reform was not needed in government and thus effectively made reform impossible to occur. The
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