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Defectors and the Liberal Party 1910-2010 : a study of inter-party relations

Publisher: MANCHESTER : MANCHESTER UNIV Press, 2017.
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This book is the first analysis of political defections over a long time span. It investigates all the Liberal/Liberal Democrat MPs and former MPs who defected from the party between the elections of December 1910 and May 2010 - around one sixth of all those elected - as well as the smaller number of inward defectors. Each of the 122 defections was an expert judgment on the state of the party at a specific date. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 1526130815 9781526130815
OCLC Number: 1022226925
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Contents: Defectors and the Liberal Party 1910-2010: A study of inter-party relations; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; Foreword; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Defectors and loyalists; 3 Liberal defectors to Labour; 4 Liberal defectors to the Conservatives; 5 Liberal defectors to minor parties; 6 Inward defectors; 7 Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Alun Wyburn-Powell.

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This book is the first analysis of political defections over a long time span. It investigates all the Liberal/Liberal Democrat MPs and former MPs who defected from the party between the elections of December 1910 and May 2010 - around one sixth of all those elected - as well as the smaller number of inward defectors. Each of the 122 defections was an expert judgment on the state of the party at a specific date. The research investigates the timing and reasons for all the defections and reveals long-term trends and underlying causes and apportions responsibility between leaders for them. The a.

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Students of British political history will find much to enjoy here. The author's rich research pays dividends in contextualising each defection and it gives a valuable new perspective on the decline Read more...

 
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