The Labour Party in opposition, 1970-1974 / Patrick Bell.

Bell, Patrick, 1963 [Browse]
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
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British politics and society. [More in this series]
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1970 to 1974 was a pivotal period in the history of the Labour Party. This book shows how the Labour Party responded to electoral defeat in 1970 and to what extent its political and policy activity in opposition was directed to the recovery of power at the following general election. At a point in Labour's history when social democracy had apparently failed, this book considers what the party came up with in its place.The story of the Labour Party in opposition, 1970-1974, is shown to be one of a major political party sustaining policy activity of limited relevance to its elec
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  • Front Cover; The Labour Party in Opposition 1970-1974; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; List of principal Labour Shadow Cabinet and Conservative government personnel 1970-74; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Labour's response to defeat (I): Blackpool 1970, The Labour Party Conference; 2. Labour's response to defeat (II): The Parliamentary Leadership in Opposition, June 1970-June 1971; 3. Labour in Parliament: The Heath Government and the Politics of Opposition 1970-74
  • 4. James Callaghan at the Home Policy Committee 1970-71: Organising the NEC research programme5. The NEC research programme: April 1971-July 1972; 6. The NEC research programme: August 1972-June 1973; 7. Parliamentary factionalism 1970-74: The Jenkinsites; 8. The TUC-Labour Party Liaison Committee 1972-74: How the parliamentary leadership was saved from the Labour Party; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
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