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Campaigning

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the political campaigns of Richard Wainwright throughout his career. It describes Wainwright's campaign strategy and the circumstances he faced during the campaign years, 1959, ... More


Wainwright and Jeremy Thorpe

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the relationship between Richard Wainwright and Jeremy Thorpe. It explains that Wainwright and Thorpe had been on the Liberal Party Executive together since the early 1950s but ... More


Early life

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the early life of Richard Wainwright. Wainwright was born on April 11, 1918 in Leeds, the same year that the Liberal Party suffered apparently fatal wounds. He was born into a ... More


Colne Valley

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on Richard Wainwright's constituency in Colne Valley. It discusses the history, composition, and character of Colne Valley and explains that Wainwright chose his constituency ... More


The Parliamentary Liberal Party

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the history of the Parliamentary Liberal Party. From the end of the World War 2 the Party existed as Parliamentary LP until it merged with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) ... More


Wainwright’s War

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses Richard Wainwright's anti-war beliefs. Throughout the second half of the 1930s, the spectre of war a major concern for Wainwright and his contemporaries. In February 1937, ... More


Introduction

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is British politician Richard Wainwright and his role in the Liberal Party and the Liberal Democrats. Wainwright joined the Party ... More


The merger and the Liberal Democrats

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on the merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to form the Liberal Democrats. The pro-merger factors in both parties emerged after the disappointing ... More


The Party in the country

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the history of the Liberal Party during the time of Richard Wainwright. It explains that Wainwright was first elected on to the Liberal Party Executive in 1953, and held several ... More


Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Matt Cole

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book offers new research on familiar themes involving loyalties of politics, faith and locality. Richard Wainwright was a Liberal MP for seventeen years during the Liberal Party's recovery, but ... More


Conclusion

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the political career of Richard Wainwright and the history of the Liberal Party. The result confirms that British Liberalism had ... More


Wainwright’s faith

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the religious belief of Richard Wainwright. It explains that Wainwright was raised as a Christian and his faith was a more significant element in his life, his politics and the ... More


The SDP/Liberal Alliance

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on the political alliance of the Liberal Party (LP) with the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The launch of the SDP, led by Roy Jenkins, in March 1981 presented Liberals with a ... More


Cambridge

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on Richard Wainwright's experience at Cambridge University. When Wainwright came to Cambridge in the autumn of 1936, he immediately joined the Liberal Club, thereby beginning a ... More


The press

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on the role of the press in the political career of Richard Wainwright. Editorial support for the Liberal Party amongst major news titles went into decline after 1945, and was ... More


The Lib-Lab Pact

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the political alliance between the Liberal Party (LP) and the Labour Party in 1977. When James Callaghan's Labour government faced a Commons motion of ‘no confidence’, he ... More


Liberal Clubs

Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082535
eISBN:
9781781702024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on Richard Wainwright's views on Liberal Clubs. Wainwright believed that the institution of the local Liberal Clubs nourished the Liberal Party's roots in the community during ... More


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