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The Conservative Constituency Parties and the Coalition

  • Michael Kinnear

Abstract

According to Bonar Law, the Coalition fell because of ‘a deep-rooted’ feeling in the constituencies. He felt that the party organisation deposed Lloyd George, and that the M.P.s merely assented to this constituency revolt. The purpose of this chapter is to determine how far Bonar Law’s belief was justified. It examines first the relationship between the Conservative leaders, the M.P.s and the local parties; then the question of whether the local parties were representative; and finally the extent of the constituency revolt.1

Keywords

Local Parti Local Association Party Member Dissident Group Conservative Party 
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© Michael Kinnear 1973

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