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Published: 20 September 2012

208 Pages | 24 Tables, black & white, 3 Line drawings, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719087691

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Defectors and the Liberal Party 1910 to 2010

A study of inter-party relationships

Alun Wyburn-Powell

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A topical book which demonstrates how the Liberals/Liberal Democrats have been compatible with the Conservatives over the century ending with the 2010 election
  • Controversially challenges other historians' assertions of the reasons for, and timing of, the Liberal Party's decline
  • Comprehensively studies all 122 MPs and former MPs who defected to or from the Liberal/Liberal Democrat Party over the century to 2010
  • An intriguing study that finds that religion, divorce, wealth and military rank affect how likely a politician is to defect
  • A relevant volume which warns of the reasons which may cause future political defections

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