Wellington then made his final mistake by trying to
win back the support of the Ultras by making an ill-
advised speech against parliamentary reform.
This speech alienated both wings of his party.
The Canningites were upset because Wellington
appeared to be ruling out any future reforms.
The Ultras, on the other hand, were not convinced by
Thee Ultras switched their loyalty to the Whigs who
were promising a package of Parliamentary reforms
and voted against the Civil List bill.
This forced Wellington to resign and led to a general
Election in 1830 which, as a result of the divisions
amongst the Tories, the Whigs under
The extent to which the Canningites were upset is
shown by the fact that four of them served in Grey's
cabinet in 1830.
Impact on Wellington's