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THE HOUSE OF LORDS

interest in the method by which its partner the House of Commons is elected. The fight over the Reform Bill in 1831 and 1832 is the most obvious instance, but the concern of the peers with this question has not diminished over the intervening century. They prevented Jews from entering Parliament from 1828 to 1866, just as they prevented Dissenters from entering the universities. They systematically opposed the principle of the secret ballot, rejecting the Ballot Bills of 1870 and 1871. Of the latter Morley reports: "It was novel, they said; it was dangerous, it had not been considered by the country or Parliament (after eighteen days of committee and forty years of public discussion), it was incoherent and contradictory, and to enact vote by ballot was inevitably to overthrow the monarchy."(1) But they were forced to allow such a Bill to pass in 1872 after they had had to face a campaign attacking the hereditary principle, and after a threat from the Government that "there would remain nothing but the last alternative to consider" if the Lords rejected the Bill. The Conservatives for tactical reasons passed the Franchise Bill through the Commons, but used the Lords to extract the price of an agreed Redistribution Bill, and returned to power in 1886. The principle of plural voting, favourable as it is to property, has always been upheld by the Lords, even when Bills to restrict a citizen to the use of one or even two votes have passed the Commons by large majorities. The Plural Voting Bill of 1906 was rejected by 143 votes to 43 within a few months of the Liberal Government's electoral triumph. Another effort in 1909 to restrict the number of votes exercised by one propertyowner was defeated by the peers, although it had to be accepted in 1918 for the whole country. In the second Labour

1 Morley, Life of Gladstone, ii, p. 369.

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