Online event marking the 150th anniversary of the Ballot Act

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This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 18th Jul 2022

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Join the History of Parliament Trust and the Parliamentary Archives in an online event marking the passing of the 1872 Ballot Act, 150 years ago.

On 18 July 1872 the Ballot Act received Royal Assent, requiring all parliamentary elections to be carried out by secret ballot. Join the History of Parliament, the Parliamentary Archives and guest speakers as we explore the build up to this Act and the influence that it had on electoral politics.

Featuring an introduction from the History of Parliament’s House of Commons 1832-68 editor Dr Philip Salmon, we will hear from Dr Benjamin Jones (Central Queensland University) on Australia’s earlier adoption of the secret ballot, Dr Kathryn Rix (History of Parliament) on the first by-election to utilise the new election system, and Dr Gary Hutchinson (Durham University) on the impact of the Act on the country’s electoral culture.

The event will finish with an audience Q&A.


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This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 18th Jul 2022

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2022-07-18 2022-07-18 Europe/London Online event marking the 150th anniversary of the Ballot Act Join the History of Parliament Trust and the Parliamentary Archives in an online event marking the passing of the 1872 Ballot Act, 150 years ago. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/07/18/online-event-marking-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-ballot-act-300950 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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