Monthly Archives: July 2015

THE CHARTISTS..AND THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT TODAY- 18 July 2015, Wakefield

In the late 1830s and 1840s the Chartists sought to unite a host of radical groups with their call for the democratic reform of the political system. Their People’s Charter demanded adult male suffrage, equal electoral districts, annual Parliaments, vote by ballot, abolition of the property qualification for MPs and also payment of MPs. The idea […]