Conservative Party Splits

The Conservative Party is one of politics great survives. Characterised as more interested in staying in power than small matters like ideology, it changes and evolves to respond to the wishes of the electorate.

Tim Bale, one of the leading historians of the contemporary Conservative party has published this interesting article in the NS looking at the challenge of Carswell’s defection in the context of the 19th century Tory party splits and schisms.

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/09/tory-schism-robert-peel-and-split-over-corn-laws-ukip-insurgency

 

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