Why Lloyd George Fell from Power in October of 1922

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Why Lloyd George Fell from Power in October of 1922 Lloyd George became Prime Minister in 1916 with the ‘great war’ to deal with. Much was expected from him very quickly. He headed up a coalition made up of predominantly conservatives, also the ‘New Liberals’ and a few labour members. The liberal party was split between the Asquithian Liberals and the Lloyd George followers that joined the coalition. It was inevitable that this coalition would be very difficult to keep under control as it had to satisfy many different groups of society. During war time it was not so difficult as everyone in Britain had one common aim, to win the war, but what was to happen after war time? Lloyd George only headed up the coalition because the conservatives thought that he had undoubted ability to lead but it was not because of his beliefs, he was perhaps to some extent a ‘puppet leader’. Along with keeping all the groups among the coalition happy he had to satisfy the country so everything he did had to keep national interest in mind. The first thing he had to deal with was the great war but at the time this was not considered that tough a task for him as he successfully managed to be munitions minister. The conservatives had a selection of followers from the British society but one thing they did not have was support from the working class and this is one reason why Lloyd George was selected to lead up the coalition because he had support from the working class. There were many factors that contributed to the fall of Lloyd George. Some of these were his fault and some of these were ongoing factors that he had to deal with. He was a man without a party, a ‘new liberal’ where many had followed the old leader and were Asquith supporters. He was the leader of the coalition not for his liberal beliefs but his ability to lead. He was once an enemy of the conservatives but now led the coalition that was predominately
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