King-Byng Affair


The King’s precedent

John Duffy recalls what preceded the King-Byng Affair.


Debatably relevant historical note of the day

Four times in our history has a federal election come within a year of the last one. Two saw a formal change in government, one saw a switch in the standings of the top two parties (the complicated matter and aftermath of the King-Byng affair) and the other saw a dramatic increase in the standing of the ruling party.