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The conservative party : from Thatcher to Cameron

Author: Tim Bale
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
The Conservatives are back - but how did they do it and what took them so long? Based on in-depth research and interviews with the key players, Tim Bale explains why the Tories got themselves into so much trouble in the first place and how they were finally able to get things back on track. He also explores their inability to win an outright victory at the 2010 election and looks at their decision to share power  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Bale
ISBN: 9780745687452 0745687458 9780745687445 074568744X
OCLC Number: 934432762
Description: 521 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Solving the puzzle : an introduction --
Losing the plot : Thatcher to Major, 1989-1997 --
Tactics over strategy : William Hague, 1997-2001 --
'Simply not up to it' : Iain Duncan Smith, 2001-2003 --
Like moths to a flame : Michael Howard, 2003-2005 --
'Cometh the hour, cometh the Dave' : the long leadership contest, May-December 2005 --
'The politics of and' : opposition, 2005-2010 --
'The national interest' : coalition and majority government, 2010-2015 --
Getting the message : a conclusion.
Responsibility: Tim Bale.


The Conservatives are back, and back with a bang two election wins in a row and, providing they can hold things together, in a pretty good position to win another. But many questions about their  Read more...
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'This fully updated survey is, more than ever, the indispensable study on the recent history of the party, confirming Tim Bale as the best political historian writing today.' Matthew d'Ancona, Read more...

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