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1839 - The first Chartist convention meets in London
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The Chartists call for the following political reforms:

- votes for all male citizens - voting to take place by secret ballot - electoral districts to be divided as equally as possible - Parliamentary elections every year - removal of the rule that members of Parliament have to have a certain level of personal wealth - all members of Parliament to be paid for their services.

The Chartist movement grows rapidly and becomes a major focus for working class radicalism.

A number of Irishmen are very active in the movement, including John Cleave and James Bronterre O'Brien. But Feargus O'Connor overshadows them, emerging as Chartism's most forceful leader and spokesman.



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