From Stockbroker’s Son to Vicar’s Daughter: The Conservatives

  • Philip Cowley
  • Dennis Kavanagh


When the general election results came through in May 2015, David Cameron and his team were both elated and taken aback. He had been prepared for various outcomes, including defeat, but now found himself leading the first majority Conservative government since John Major in 1992. He was the first Conservative Prime Minister since 1955 to increase the party’s vote share in successive general elections, albeit by less than 1%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Cowley
    • 1
  • Dennis Kavanagh
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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