Conservative Politics in Western Europe by Zig Layton-Henry

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M. Fogarty, op. cit. R. Irving, Christian Democratic Parties in Western Europe (London: Allen & Unwin, 1979). 43. M. Fogarty, op. cit. 44. , p. 108. The Dutch Catholic People's party has recently merged in the new Christian Democratic Alliance. 45. R. Irving, op. cit. 1 The Character of Modern British Conservatism GILLIAN PEELE I INTRODUCTION The overwhelming Conservative victory at the British general election of May 1979 at first sight appears to confirm the genius for political survival of what J.

Significance for the regions (for example industrial subsidies and unemployment). For a party's handling of such issues to be perceived as fair, it is important that the areas most affected by changes of policy should have access to its inner counsels. It is not entirely obvious that this is the case in relation to the Conservative party and the north of England, Scotland and Wales. The dependence of the British Conservative party upon its southern English base was underlined even in the 1979 general election which was of course especially good for the Conservatives and abysmally bad for Labour.

Lib Con Lab 41 128 40 8 16 51 29 58 117 23 41 277 319 44 1979 Con Lab Lib 3 2 3 50 146 57 53 II 22 42 l3 41 107 22 44 4 I 3 l3 339 269 II 5 3 SOURCE Peter Pulzer, 'The British General Election of 1979' in Parliamentary Affairs, vol. xxxii, no. 4, 1979. significance for the regions (for example industrial subsidies and unemployment). For a party's handling of such issues to be perceived as fair, it is important that the areas most affected by changes of policy should have access to its inner counsels.

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