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240 Pages | 17 Tables, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719078187


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Democratising Conservative leadership selection

From grey suits to grass roots

Andrew Denham and Kieron O'Hara

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A comprehensive study of all Conservative Party leadership elections since 1965, but with particular reference to the most recent leadership transitions of 2001, 2003 and 2005 Contains the most comprehensive account anywhere in print of the election of David Cameron as Conservative leader in 2005 Evaluates Cameron's subsequent performance as Conservative leader and the extent of his mandate for 'modernisation' The most sustained critique of the 'Hague rules', first used in 2001, which include ordinary Conservative Party members in the process of electing a leader
  • Therefore a key text for understanding the effect on the Conservatives of the use of democratic methods and structures
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