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The Selection of the Party Leader

VERNON BOGDANOR

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter serves as a trenchant attack upon the received wisdom that the procedure has been antidemocratic, and shows that the main concern of the party during the 13 leadership changes which ... More


The Parliamentary Party and Party Committees

PHILIP NORTON

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter investigates the role and organization of the parliamentary party. It argues that, although the independence of the private Member was largely destroyed by the growth of party government ... More


The Party Conferences

RICHARD KELLY

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The point at which voluntary membership comes into greatest and most visible contact with the leadership is the annual party conference. It has been a cliché that the Conservatives do not hold a ... More


The Labour Government and the Alternative Vote, 1929–1931

Jenifer Hart

in Proportional Representation: Critics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201366
eISBN:
9780191674860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201366.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Although the Conservatives won more votes that Labour in the May 1929 general election, the conservatives acquired fewer seats. Labour was not able to account for the majority of the 615 seats in ... More


1931–1945: Barren Years

Jenifer Hart

in Proportional Representation: Critics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201366
eISBN:
9780191674860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201366.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Because the general election in October 1931 was conducted within circumstances that involved crisis, it showed how the electoral system could accommodate violate opinions since the minority was ... More


Postscript, 1945–1990

Jenifer Hart

in Proportional Representation: Critics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201366
eISBN:
9780191674860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201366.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The electoral reform movement was not made much of an issue after 1945 until such matters were revived during the 1970s. The PRS experienced a decline in its membership, and even those who vividly ... More


The Party and English Local Government

KEN YOUNG

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the local government – the relationship between the Conservatives and the structure and functions of local government itself. It points to generally successful attempts ... More


Defending the Reich: Left Liberals and German Politics from January 1912 to the July Crisis 1914

Alastair P. Thompson

in Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205432
eISBN:
9780191676635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The aftermath of the 1912 Reichstag elections offered a strange mixture of change, continuity, and confusion. There had been a striking clear-out of sitting deputies: only 187 of the 397 deputies ... More


Conservative Schism: 1846–1848

Angus Hawkins

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby: Volume I: Ascent, 1799–1851

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199570911
eISBN:
9780191702068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570911.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter details the life and career of Edward Geoffrey Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, from 1846–1848. An acidic sense of grievance was brought on by the souring relations between Peel's cabinet ... More


Governing Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland 1800–1921

K. Theodore Hoppen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198207436
eISBN:
9780191817922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207436.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The Anglo-Irish Union of 1800 which established the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland made British ministers in London more directly responsible for Irish affairs than had previously been ... More


From war to peace: opposing Palmerston, 1855–58

Geoffrey Hicks

in Peace, War and Party Politics: The Conservatives and Europe, 1846-59

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075957
eISBN:
9781781700785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075957.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the sustained opposition of Palmerston's coalition and how the Conservatives preferred to support the war but criticised its conduct. It reveals two points of significance: ... More


The politics of Conservative foreign policy

Geoffrey Hicks

in Peace, War and Party Politics: The Conservatives and Europe, 1846-59

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075957
eISBN:
9781781700785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075957.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter provides an analysis of Foreign policy in the mid-Victorian era, as it becomes easier to perceive the dimensions of nineteenth-century politics if debate about foreign policy is ... More


Of all parties and of none: the League in party politics

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter investigates the League of Nations Union's (LNU) efforts to present the League to the public as a cause which transcended party politics. The type of individual which the LNU attracted ... More


Throwing Money About: Conservatives

K. Theodore Hoppen

in Governing Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland 1800–1921

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198207436
eISBN:
9780191817922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207436.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

In contrast to the Liberal approach after about 1870, the Conservative Party, intent on opposing measures of Irish devolution and in particular the granting of Home Rule (indeed it renamed itself the ... More


The Pendulum Begins to Swing

Tom Berg

in Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680528
eISBN:
9781452948690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680528.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Primary industries such as railroads, insurance, liquor, and mining had gained a strong influence over the legislative process during the decades of Conservative Caucus dominance in the Minnesota ... More


‘Parliamentary Government’ and its Critics: 1832–1867

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

With ‘parliamentary government’ after 1832 executive authority became seen as dependent upon party support in the Commons. This safeguarded parliamentary sovereignty from the Royal prerogative and ... More


The Dynamics of Voting: 1832–1867

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the different electoral cultures in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. In England the predominance of multi-member constituencies with nearly all electors possessing more ... More


The Demise of ‘Parliamentary Government’: 1868–1884

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

After 1867 the Reform settlement was modified further by electoral legislation, the 1872 Ballot Act ending public voting, while national political parties exerted greater control in constituencies. ... More


Party, Society, and the State: 1886–1914

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The 1886 Liberal schism over Irish Home Rule revealed the changes in national politics. The parliamentary Reforms in 1832, 1867, and 1884–5 showed differing values informing political behaviour. The ... More


Epilogue

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter summarizes the ways in which notions of the past, morality, and community shaped Britain’s political culture during the nineteenth century. The contested politics of memory served ... More


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