• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What strategies did the Liberal Government adapt to bring about changes to the political system in the years 1910-14?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

What strategies did the Liberal Government adapt to bring about changes to the political system in the years 1910-14? During the years 1910-1914, there were various struggles in the political system. The Lords Crisis was the most severe of these struggles, mainly because of the nature of the issue; the safeguarding of democracy. To bring about a positive change and secure the parliament act, the Liberals had to use several strategies such as careful handling of the crown, charming the electorate and manipulation of the weaknesses in the opposition. The most cunning strategy was using the partnership of Asquith and David Lloyd George. Both politicians had different talents and the combination of these made a good partnership. ...read more.

Middle

These elections were extremely risky as the Liberal Government had a huge majority in the houses of commons and there was no guarantee that they would keep that majority. It was here that Asquith relied on his partnership with Lloyd George. He was a man of the people and had an affinity with the working classes who made up most of the electorate. By turning the crisis into a class war he was able to help Asquith secure these all-important elections. The Lloyd George's empathy with the electorate and Asquith's discussion skills were an important partnership and when used a shrewd strategy. Another strategy the Liberal Government adapted was gaining the support of other parties and using that too their advantage. ...read more.

Conclusion

The leadership of Balfour (head of the conservative party) was pathetic. At the time of the crisis he should have taken a firm line with his policy. Instead he did not take a strong line during the crisis, at the beginning he supported the parliament and then he changed his mind. "He blew hot then he blew cold and then he ceased to blow at all." This led to a spilt conservative party and their support led a Baflour must go campaign so much so was their disgust with his lack of appropriate management. The Liberal Government took advantage of this. Lloyd George used it to win more support for the Liberals during the election. Overall, the Liberal Government adapted many strategies tin 190-14 and it was these strategies working in conjunction with one bring about that helped bring about changes in the political system. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Politics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Politics essays

  1. The Irish Political System

    When the Bill has been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas,(the Dail and Seanad) it must be submitted to the people for their consent at a referendum. If a majority of the votes cast at the referendum are supportive of the proposal, the Bill is signed by the President and the Constitution is amended as a result.

  2. Do Elections guarantee Democracy?

    If this is not the case, the subsequent preferences of candidates with fewest votes are distributed until someone does pass the 50% mark. The Supplementary Vote system was the system used to elect the London Mayor. Voters have two preferences, if no one wins in the first ballot , the second preference is then taken into account.

  1. Analysing The British Political System.

    Conservatives and Civil Service Reform This view is certainly shared by most conservative supporters and indeed the union representing a majority of Whitehall employees has support from the conservative party in calling for a Civil Service Act that will "establish clear principles, for this and future governments, which define the

  2. To what extent has Germany's party system evolved from a multi-party system to a ...

    A large number of parties, a high level of fragmentation in the party system, and a complex cleavage structure (class, religion, centre - periphery, anti-communism versus communism, and native population versus refugees and exiles) characterised the party system in the first and second legislative periods (1949-57)."5 The third phase of government was characterised by the Green Party.

  1. COMBATING CORRUPTION IN BANGLADESH: SOME STRATEGIES

    the roles of both the internal 'stakeholders' in developing societies (such as politicians, business cliques and junior civil servants) as well as external actors (including western multinational companies and international financial institutions). In addition, reform strategies should take account of widely differing economic, legal and political contexts.

  2. America has a two-party political system.

    He believed it was impracticable to have a system by which the aristocracy did not rule over the masses and believed that democracy could only lead to anarchy5. This ideology is reflected in his first four major pieces of legislation; his financial program.

  1. This assignment identifies and discusses the major social and political trends expected to affect ...

    will be living in countries facing water scarcity, and 32 per cent (another 460 million) in water-stressed countries (Johns Hopkins 1998). Bryant (1994) is also quoted in this report stating that Africa's share of water on a per capita

  2. "Did the Liberal Government of 1906-14 create the early Welfare State?"

    Secondary poverty is when there is a sufficient amount of earning was coming in, but was wasted in some way or other, such as alcohol or gambling. Booth and Rowntree's research was deeply importance for two main reasons. Firstly, their research clearly showed that the levels of poverty that existed

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work