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Fourth Partylocked

(act. 1880–1885)
  • Alex Windscheffel

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Fourth Party (act. 1880–1885), was an informal grouping of Conservative back-benchers in the House of Commons during the second ministry of William Gladstone. Originally conceived as a vehicle for harrying and obstructing the legislative business of the new government, which possessed a seemingly impregnable majority, the ...

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