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The Progress of the Anti-Corn-Law League

1838
  • Anti-Corn-Law Association was founded. A lecture tour began around Manchester, with little success
1839
  • Manchester opted for incorporation under the 1835 Municipal Corporations Act. Many members of the Anti-Corn-Law Association were elected to the council
  • Anti-Corn-Law Associations were formed at Leeds, Liverpool, Blackburn, Preston and Huddersfield
  • The Anti-Corn-Law Association changed its name to the Anti-Corn-Law League
1840
  • J.B. Smith, President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, lost the Walsall by-election by only 27 votes
  • Villiers presented the Anti-Corn-Law League petition for repeal to the Commons. It failed.
1841
1842
  • The Manchester Operatives' Anti-Corn-Law Association attracted many Chartists to the League
  • Peel's Budget introduced lower tariffs and a new, more effective sliding scale
1843
  • The Anti-Corn-Law League set up an office in London, to capture the capital's wealth and support.
  • The Anti-Corn-Law League began to appeal to tenant farmers, with some moderate success. Consequently the Anti-League was set up; it attacked the Anti-Corn-Law League.
  • The Anti-Corn-Law League set up Registration Societies
  • Pattison, a free trader, won a London by-election
1845
  • 12 March - Cobden's famous speech in parliament. Peel was unable to answer, and left Sidney Herbert to answer for him
  • the Irish Potato Famine began
1846

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