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Constituency Activities: The Conservatives

Andrew Thorpe

in Parties at War: Political Organization in Second World War Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199272730
eISBN:
9780191709661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272730.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter uses local party records to analyse claims of wartime Conservative organizational closure. It shows that a few constituency associations did close down totally, a few for the duration; ... More


Constituency Activities: Labour

Andrew Thorpe

in Parties at War: Political Organization in Second World War Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199272730
eISBN:
9780191709661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272730.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows that the war provided as stiff a challenge to Labour's constituency parties as it did to the constituency Conservative associations. Most struggled between 1940 and late 1942; ... More


Constituency Activities: The Liberals

Andrew Thorpe

in Parties at War: Political Organization in Second World War Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199272730
eISBN:
9780191709661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272730.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Liberals were far more vulnerable to a wartime coup de grace than Labour or the Conservatives. This chapter shows, however, that their constituency associations often survived, and in a few cases ... More


The Constituencies

Miles Taylor

in The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204824
eISBN:
9780191676413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204824.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter explores how the reform party fared in the nation at large. The reform party did not depend on any one type of constituency or one particular class of electors for its existence. The MPs ... More


The Local Campaign in the Television Age

Jon Lawrence

in Electing Our Masters: The Hustings in British Politics from Hogarth to Blair

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199550128
eISBN:
9780191701528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550128.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the local campaign during the television age. When television finally emerged as a significant medium for political communication between 1959 and 1964, politicians seized its ... More


The ‘Non-Élite’ Members in George III’s Last Parliament

Ian R. Christie

in British ‘non-élite’ MPs 1715–1820

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205579
eISBN:
9780191676673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205579.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The slow trend towards a broadening of the social composition of the House of Commons, which had set in early in the reign of George III, was clearly perceptible by the time that reign had run half ... More


Towards Peace by Coercion, March-June 1919

DOUGLAS NEWTON

in British Policy and the Weimar Republic, 1918–1919

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203148
eISBN:
9780191675744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203148.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

The chapter examines the continuing struggle within the British government, and among its advisers, over the most fundamental question; the wisdom or folly of the government supporting the basic ... More


The Constituency Associations: Members and Activities

Stuart Ball

in Portrait of a Party: The Conservative Party in Britain 1918-1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199667987
eISBN:
9780191751356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199667987.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The third chapter begins the bottom-to-top examination of the Conservative Party, starting with its local constituency Associations—the basic building block of the party machine. Its conclusions are ... More


A Constitutional Turning Point: 1828–1836

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/9780198728481.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the demise of ‘mixed government’; the diminishing prerogative of the Crown; the increasing authority of the Commons; and the eruption of religious asperities prompting a crisis ... More


Constituency Politics: 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/9780198728481.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter explores constituency politics, as both the intended and the unforeseen consequences of the 1832 Reform Acts changed the nature of politics outside Westminster. Constituencies were seen ... More


‘Begin afresh’: Mary and the Liberal Party

Jennifer Davey

in Mary, Countess of Derby, and the Politics of Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198786252
eISBN:
9780191828614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786252.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Complementing the discussion in Chapter 4, Chapter 5 examines Mary’s interaction with the machinery of the Liberal Party. It considers Mary’s attempts to work with and act alongside members of the ... More


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