Electing and Ejecting Party Leaders in Britain

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Springer, Feb 7, 2012 - Political Science - 248 pages
The Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats each allow their members to participate in the selection of the party leader. It also examines the consequences of all-member ballots in leadership elections. It looks at how parties remove leaders, showing that each of the major British parties sought to make it harder to evict incumbents.


List of Figures
Electing and Ejecting Party Leaders
Selection and Ejection by the Parliamentary Party
The Electoral College
Enfranchising the Members
One MemberOne Vote
An Assessment
Liberal Party Social Democratic Party and Liberal Democrat Leadership Election Results 1967
UKIP Leadership Elections 200610
Appendix G Scottish National Party
Donations to Candidates in Party Leadership Contests 200110

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THOMAS QUINNLecturer in Government at the University of Essex, UK. His previous book was Modernising the Labour Party: Organisational Change since 1983 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

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