The Journal of British Studies

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Research Article

Resisting “Arithmocracy”: Parliament, Community, and the Third Reform Act

Matthew Roberts

Matthew Roberts is senior lecturer in modern British history at Sheffield Hallam University. The author acknowledges the financial support of the British Academy and the Arthur McDougall Trust, which funded part of the research upon which this article is based. He would also like to thank Bruce Collins, Jon Lawrence, Clare Midgley, Peter Marsh, Jonathan Parry, and the participants at the McDougall Trust Seminar on Representation Issues for their helpful comments on various drafts of this article.