The Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common, 1848.

There Is No Stopping Progress

In 1836, a cabinet maker named William Lovett formed the London Working Men’s Association to campaign for the working people of the UK. The Association was formed as a response to the Great Reform Act of 1832.

The act had granted seats to cities which had sprung up as a result of the Industrial Revolution and increased the electorate from about 400,000 to 650,000.

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