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The power of the (silk) purse: electioneering in nineteenth-century Macclesfield

This blog originally appeared on the main History of Parliament blog as part of its Local History series. One of the most significant aspects of the 1832 Reform Act was its redrawing of the electoral map, taking seats away from … Continue reading

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