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Lloyd George and political change, 1919–22

  • Michael Kinnear

Abstract

After the declaration of the poll on Innocents’ Day, 28 December 1918, Lloyd George held a position of power almost unprecedented in recent British history. He had an overwhelming majority, had apparently eliminated his Liberal rival Asquith from politics, and the Conservatives under Andrew Bonar Law supported his Coalition. Lloyd George’s international position also seemed secure. Yet within four years the Coalition fell from office, the Lloyd George Liberals lost two-thirds of their seats and the ex-premier’s foreign policy was a shambles. Lloyd George himself fell from power never to return, and did not even cushion his fall in his own party, for Asquith had recovered his influence in the Liberal organisation; so the overthrow of Lloyd George was abrupt and complete.

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Prime Minister Housing Price Foreign Policy Political Change Liberal Party 
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