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The General Election of 1922

  • Michael Kinnear

Abstract

The election of 1922 fell into two distinct halves: until nomination day, the parties recovered from the shock of the Carlton Club Meeting, but a possible debate over the fall of the old Coalition failed to develop. The electors had a brief period of repose after the tumult of the Lloyd George years, but in the second half of the campaign new issues appeared which knocked many voters out of their complacency. It can be argued that both the period of quiet confusion and that of revived strife were necessary to produce a Conservative majority in this election; the first showed the voters the contrast with the unsettled days of the Coalition, and the second made them realise how precarious was their newly acquired peace.

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