Getting Used to Being Out of Office

  • Eric Caines


When it lost the 1964 election, the Conservative Party had been in office for thirteen years. How would it accommodate itself to being in opposition and approach the task of giving itself a new and appealing sense of direction in what would almost certainly be a limited period before Labour would call a new election in order to increase its narrow parliamentary majority? Chapter 3 looks at the emergence of Edward Heath as the new leader charged with masterminding the vital process of modernisation and examines the extent to which the search for a new way forward was shaped by his personal view of politics and policy-making.

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  • Eric Caines
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarOxfordUnited Kingdom

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