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Choosing a leader : party leadership contests in Britain from Macmillan to Blair

Author: Leonard P Stark
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the last three decades British political parties have radically, and repeatedly, changed the ways in which they choose their leaders. This book describes, in far greater detail than has appeared before, the frequently bitter debates over leadership selection in the Conservative, Labour, Liberal, Social Democratic and Liberal Democrat parties. Given the extensive efforts parties have devoted to refining their
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard P Stark
ISBN: 0333639286 9780333639283 033365336X 9780333653364 031212824X 9780312128241
OCLC Number: 34973852
Description: xi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Conservatives --
3. Labour --
4. Third Parties --
5. Candidates --
6. Campaigns --
7. Outcomes --
8. Impact --
9. A 'Silly Season Story'? --
10. Postscript: Put Up and Shut Up --
Appendix: Leadership Selection Rules as of 31 December 1994.
Responsibility: Leonard P. Stark.

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