The National Archives
Power, Politics & Protest
Great Reform Act
> Source 1
A reform poster from South Shields in County Durham, 31 August 1830
(Catalogue ref: HO 44/24)
What reasons are given by the people of South Shields to persuade Parliament to pass the reform bill?
What type of people supported the petition?
How do the petitioners try and show their goodwill to Parliament while making this request for reform?