© 2001

New Labour and Thatcherism

Political Change in Britain


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Richard Heffernan
    Pages 1-16
  3. Richard Heffernan
    Pages 29-46
  4. Richard Heffernan
    Pages 47-64
  5. Richard Heffernan
    Pages 139-158
  6. Richard Heffernan
    Pages 159-178
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 179-234

About this book


Labour's 1997 victory was widely credited to the party's reinvention of itself as New Labour. This book argues that the transformation of the Labour Party is best understood as the product of Thatcherism, and marks the emergence of a new consensus in British politics.


politics Thatcher transformation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

About the authors

RICHARD HEFFERNAN is Lecturer in Government and Politics at The Open University in the UK, and has previously taught at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is co-author of Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Inside Kinnock's Labour Party (1992) and co-editor of The Labour Party: a Centenary History (2000).

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