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Independence and deference : a study of the West Riding electorate, 1832-1841

@inproceedings{Richardson1995IndependenceAD,
  title={Independence and deference : a study of the West Riding electorate, 1832-1841},
  author={Sarah May Richardson},
  year={1995}
}
The importance of the Great Reform Act and its positive effect upon the development of popular, participative politics has recently been challenged. This study seeks to rehabilitate the 1832 Act and to examine the consequences of this major piece of franchise reform upon the electorate of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The central focus is the twin themes of independence and deference; the two are not necessarily opposing forces. Both were essential elements in the electoral politics of the… 
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