National Reform Union
The Reform Union was more intellectual than the similarly motived Reform League but was less influential. It enjoyed the support of the prosperous middle class whereas the Reform League enjoyed the support of Trade Unionists, ex-Chartists and the working class and were perceived as a threat by the establishment due to the agitation it could create.
- Respectable Radical. by F.M. Leventhal. Published London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1971