The Coupon and the British General Election of 1918

  title={The Coupon and the British General Election of 1918},
  author={T. Wilson},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={28 - 42}
  • T. Wilson
  • Published 1964
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • T HE "coupon" election of December 1918 occurred at a time of considerable confusion in British politics, and the "coupon" itself was a product of this state of confusion. David Lloyd George, the prime minister, was a Liberal, yet he had come to power as a result of the expulsion from office of H. H. Asquith, the leader of the Liberal party, and he owed his retention of office to the all-but-unanimous support of the Conservatives in the house of commons. About one-third of the Liberal members… CONTINUE READING
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