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The Bill

1832: Representation of the People Acts

This poem begins by asserting the passion of the people in their demands for reform.  The poem then describes various Tory and anti-reform politicans who get up to speak on the matter of reform.  Many of these figures are satirised over the course of the poem and the speaker concludes that the cry from the people is still loud and clear.  Among the many politicians listed here, there are also references to North and Gordon, but it is not entirely clear exactly who these names refer to.