The Road to Selsdon

  • Eric Caines


Chapter 5 examines the manner in which the Conservatives’ policy-making exercise after the 1966 election, carried forward from the work done since 1964, shaped the manifesto prepared for the June 1970 election. It also draws out how the January 1970 Selsdon Park weekend conference affected the way in which the Party’s programme was presented to the electorate – not least by Prime Minister Harold Wilson. The pressures which surfaced at various times at Party Conferences and attempts by senior Party figures to move it in a different direction, particularly in the broad field of economic management, are also tracked.

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  • Eric Caines
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarOxfordUnited Kingdom

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