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Conservative Victory of 1941, Peel and the Weakness of the Whigs.
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Habib Saeed 12:21 Mr. Hill 27/10/2007
'The weakness of the Whig government from 1835 to 1841 was the most important reason for the Conservative victory of 1841.'
How accurate is this assessment?
There are many reasons as to why in the elections of 1841, the Conservative party was victorious. Whether the weakness of the Whig government was the major factor in this result is certainly debatable - yet there can be no doubts that it was for sure, a significant one. The election was won with a majority of 70% by the Tories, this high percentage though was not purely a reference to the weakness of the Whigs - the sheer strength and organisation of the Conservatives from 1835 to 1841 was also an important reason. Firstly in order to present a balanced and efficient argument, I have to state all the aspects of the Whigs that made them what would be considered, 'weak.' The weakness of the Whig government lay down to many factors. It started from the moment they took office - a loss of support immediately hitting them in regards to the way they dealt with the Agricultural Depression of 1830, which resulted
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