Coalition government 1915–1916


Coalition government 1915–1916

Asquith's British " government of 1915"' was formed in the aftermath of the Gallipoli disaster, by bringing in the Conservatives to shore up the government. The Conservatives were not terribly pleased with the offices they received in this new government and Tory leader Andrew Bonar Law became dissatisfied with Asquith and the Liberals' conduct of affairs. The government collapsed as a result of the resignation of the Conservatives, who refused to serve any longer under Asquith. Asquith and most of the Liberals then moved into opposition, while the Conservatives formed a new coalition with a minority of the Liberals, under the leadership of Liberal David Lloyd George.

References

*Butler, David and Gareth Butler. "Twentieth Century British Political Facts, 1900–2000". (St. Martin's, 2000)


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