Why the Tories Won

In Scotland, the Conservatives won just 14.9 per cent of the vote, their lowest total since 1865. The Conservatives won twentyseven seats from the Lib Dems and eight from Labour. The Tories lost one seat to UKIP compared with 2010 and ...

Author: Tim Ross

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785900075

Category: Political Science

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When David Cameron returned to Tory headquarters early on the morning of 8 May, he declared his sensational election victory to be ‘the sweetest’ moment of his political career. The Conservatives had won their first Commons majority for twenty-three years and the Prime Minister had achieved the seemingly impossible: increasing his popularity while in government, winning more seats than in 2010 and confounding almost every pundit and opinion poll in the process. Within hours, his defeated rivals Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage had all resigned, stunned and devastated by the brutality of their losses. Political journalist Tim Ross reveals the inside story of the election that shocked Britain. Based on interviews with key figures at the top of the Conservative Party, and with private access to Cabinet ministers, party leaders and their closest aides, this gripping account of the 2015 campaign uncovers the secret tactics the Tories used to such devastating effect.

Betting The House

Through new interviews and candid private accounts from key players, political journalists Tim Ross and Tom McTague set out to answer these questions and more, piecing together the inside story of this most dramatic and important of ...

Author: Tim Ross

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785903236

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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On 18th April 2017, Theresa May stunned Britain by announcing a snap election. With poll leads of more than 20 points over Jeremy Corbyn’s divided Labour Party, the first Tory landslide since Margaret Thatcher’s day seemed certain. Seven weeks later, Tory dreams had turned to dust. Instead of the 100-seat victory she’d been hoping for, May had lost her majority, leaving Parliament hung and her premiership hanging by a thread. Labour MPs, meanwhile, could scarcely believe their luck. Far from delivering the wipe-out that most predicted, Corbyn’s popular, anti-austerity agenda won the party 30 seats, cementing his position as leader and denying May the right to govern alone. This timely and indispensable book gets to the bottom of why the Tories failed, and how Corbyn’s Labour overcame impossible odds to emerge closer to power than at any election since the era of Tony Blair. Who was to blame for the Tories’ mistakes? How could so many politicians and pollsters fail to see what was coming? And what was the secret of Corbyn’s apparently unstoppable rise? Through new interviews and candid private accounts from key players, political journalists Tim Ross and Tom McTague set out to answer these questions and more, piecing together the inside story of this most dramatic and important of elections.

Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine

The Tory ( Mr. Elliott ) polled . Average number of votes polled by Radicals , 4553 3885 Tory Majority , 668 2 Yorkshire , WEST Riding ( East Division ) .- IIere the Tories won 2 seats ( new ) by small majorities , 2 CHESHIRE ( East ) .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101076890381

Category: England

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The Conservative Party

This second edition of The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameronis a must-read for anyone wanting to understand what makes the Tories tick.

Author: Tim Bale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745687483

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

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The Conservatives are back, and back with a bang – two election wins in a row and, providing they can hold things together, in a pretty good position to win another. But many questions about their recent past, present, and future still remain. Just why did the world's oldest and most successful political party dump Margaret Thatcher only to commit electoral suicide under John Major? And what stopped the Tories getting their act together until David Cameron came along? Did Cameron change his party as much as he sometimes liked to claim, or did his leadership, both in opposition and in government, involve more compromise - and more Conservatism – than we realize? Finally, what does the result of the EU referendum mean for the Party in years to come? The answers, as this accessible and gripping book shows, are as intriguing and provocative as the questions. Based on in-depth research and interviews with the key players, Tim Bale explains how and why the Tories lost power in 1997 – and how and why they have eventually been able to rediscover their winning ways, even if internal tensions and external challenges mean they still can't take anything for granted. Crucial, he suggests, are the people, the power structures, the ideas, and the very different interests of those involved. This second edition of The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameronis a must-read for anyone wanting to understand what makes the Tories tick.

Vacher s Parliamentary Companion

... National and regional share of the vote, The Government, Analysis by John Cole, Why the Tories won by Peter Kellner, At-a-glance format, Paperback £18,50 UK post inc, EDITORIAL and SUBSCRIPTIONS Vacher's Publications 113 High Street ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015016312079

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: 364

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Election Archives and International Politics

Their majorities got reduced because most of them were considered extreme leftists and a large number of white Labour party ... The Labour party on the other hand, performed badly in the south-east where the Tories got a firmer hold.

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ISBN: UVA:X002752868

Category: Constitutional law

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Punch

Then the Tories said to her , “ Madam , we have no objection to eat dirt ; we do it every day ; but at present we are ... So she went to the Duke , and she said , - “ Duke , Duke , order the Tories ; the Tories won't desert the Lords ...

Author: Mark Lemon

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNV1W4

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

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Comparative Politics

nearly every constituency in the country , but this is not enough to displace a Labour or Tory incumbent with 40 to 60 ... In 1992 , both Labour and Tories won more seats than they would have had under a PR system , whereas the Liberal ...

Author: Jeffrey Kopstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139446045

Category: Political Science

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Now in a completely updated second edition, this textbook has become a favorite for the introductory undergraduate course in comparative politics. It features ten theoretically and historically grounded country studies that show how the three major concepts of comparative analysis - interests, identities, and institutions - shape the politics of nations. Throughout the presentation, countries appear in the context of a changing global order that creates challenges to each country's path of development. These challenges frequently alter domestic interests and identities, and force countries to find new institutional solutions to the problems of modern politics. Written in a style free of heavy-handed jargon and organized to address the concerns of contemporary comparativists, this textbook provides students with the conceptual tools and historical background they need to understand the politics of our complex world.

The Conservatives Since 1945

The Conservative Party's victory in 1979 was an impressive one. On a swing of 5.2 per cent, and on the back of spectacular gains among working-class and first-time voters, the Tories won an overall majority of forty-three, ...

Author: Tim Bale

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199234370

Category: Political Science

Page: 385

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The Conservatives since 1945 is about how and why parties in general, and the Conservative Party in particular, make changes to the face they present to the electorate, the way they organize themselves, and the policies they come up with. This is an in-depth but comprehensive study based on original archival sources.

Twentieth Century Britain

Bonar Law was, clearly, trying to differentiate the Conservatives from both Lloyd George and his Liberals, ... It was not a foregone conclusion that the Tories would win and indeed Bonar Law might well have completely misjudged the mood ...

Author: William D. Rubinstein

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230629134

Category: History

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This comprehensive study describes the major political events of the Twentieth-century in Britain in a cogent, lucid way. William D. Rubinstein presents the history, key personnel, problems and achievements of Britain's administrations, from Lord Salisbury's government in 1900 to Tony Blair's 'Cool Britannia'. Ideal for both students and general readers, Rubinstein's book provides a detailed examination of Britain's political evolution in the Twentieth-century.