The 1922 General Election, the Birth of Modern British Elections and the Attempt to Manage its Outcome
  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History Department talk
In popular history the British General Election of November 1922 is remembered as a short and confusingly dull affair resulting in the formation of a Conservative administration, led by a man who would go down in history as the Unknown Prime Minister. 
Tonight’s talk with Dr Harry Bennett reveals a very different picture. A reality of a political intrigue to try and manage the election's outcome by two of the party leaders, and to stitch up the Labour Party to keep it firmly away from power. It was mired in double-dealing and in fighting which the public did not see. 
The election is also remarkable because it saw the emergence of many of the features we now take as a given, such as the results being relayed live by the broadcast media as they were declared.  In many ways, the 1922 General Election was Britain’s first 'modern' election.
Date: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: standard £6 / concessions £4 / free to UoP students via SPiA / free for members of the Historical Association
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