Legislation provides for Welsh representatives in the House of Commons
Acts of Union passed in the Parliaments of England and Scotland unite the two countries. Scotland allocated 45 seats in the House of Commons
Bribery Act passed to address corruption in elections
Act of Union joins Ireland and Great Britain. Ireland allocated 100 seats in the House of Commons
Representation of the People Act (the first Reform Act) extends vote to men meeting property qualification, reduces rotten boroughs and redistributes Parliamentary seats to better represent urban areas
The People's Charter drawn up for the London Working Men's Association 1839 - First Chartist petition presented to House of Commons
Second Chartist petition presented to House of Commons
Third Chartist petition presented to House of Commons
Representation of the People Act (the second Reform Act) extends vote to urban working men meeting property qualification
Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot at elections
Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act 1883 effectively ends serious corruption in British elections
Representation of the People Act (the third Reform Act) addresses imbalance between men's votes in boroughs and counties
Redistribution Act boundaries redrawn to produce equal electoral districts. Single member seats become the norm
Representation of the People Act extends vote to all men over 21 and most women over 30
Government of Ireland Act 1920 and the Irish Free State Agreement Act 1922 creates the Irish Free State and reduces the number of seats for Irish constituencies at Westminster from 105 to 13 constituencies in Northern Ireland.
Representation of the People Act extends vote to all women over 21
House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act established four permanent boundary commissions for the UK and a regular system for reviewing constituency boundaries.
Representation of the People Act extends vote to men and women over 18
Voting Age (Reduction) Bill - a Private Members' Bill - to reduce voting age to 16 and over. Bill does not become law.