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Crossing the floor : Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Author: Geoff Horn
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press, New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new biography provides an account of the career of Reg Prentice, one of the most controversial figures in modern British political history. He remains the most high-profile politician to cross the floor of the House of Commons in the post-war period, and his defection was reflective of an important 'sea change' in British politics.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Reginald Prentice; Reginald Prentice
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Horn
ISBN: 9780719088698 0719088690
OCLC Number: 828720490
Description: xii, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Abbreviations --
1. Introduction --
2. Labour moderate --
3. The rule of law --
4. Stand up and be counted --
5. Cabinet Cassandra --
6. Retribution in Newham --
7. Staging a fightback --
8. Anti-party man --
9. Crossing the Rubicon --
10. Conservative member --
11. Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy
Responsibility: Geoff Horn.

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