KS3 > Political Reform > For Teachers > Lesson 3 Introduction
Although the 1832 Reform Act seemed radical to some for many it had not gone far enough. Too many people were still denied direct access to the political process. Those that did become MPs still did not do enough for ordinary people.
The Birmingham Political Union was restarted in the late 1830s and soon became involved in Chartism, the working class movement that argued for votes for all men and working-class involvement in politics. It was led by the aim of the Six Points, these were: the right to vote for all men over 21, you no longer had to own property to be an MP, annual elections to Parliament, equal numbers of voters in each constituency, pay for MPs, and vote by Secret Ballot.