Representation of the People Act


Representation of the People Act is a short title used for legislation addressing electoral matters. The term usually refers to the various statutes enacted by the Parliament of the United Kingdom from the 19th century onwards. It was later adopted in India after independence in 1947.

United Kingdom


The term was first used in the United Kingdom in 1832 for legislation to expand voting rights and make changes to the electoral system. As the voting franchise in the UK was increased, it also was made more uniform in a series of Reform Acts that continued into the 20th century.[1][2][note 1]

India


The Representation of the People Act, 1951, is an Act of the Parliament of India.[citation needed]

See also


Notes


  1. See the info box at the bottom of the article for additional information.

References


  1. Johnston, Neil (2021-02-01). "The History of the Parliamentary Franchise". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. For the narrative history see Llewellan Woodward, The Age of Reform, 1815–1870 (2nd ed. 1961) and Asa Briggs, The Age of Improvement 1783-1867 (1959).

Further reading


  • Briggs, Asa The Age of Improvement 1783-1867 (1959)
  • Woodward, Llewellan. The Age of Reform, 1815–1870 (2nd ed. 1961)