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The Flight from the Liberal Party: Liberals who joined Labour, 1914-31

Shepherd, John (2010) The Flight from the Liberal Party: Liberals who joined Labour, 1914-31. Journal of Liberal History (67). pp. 24-34. ISSN 1479-9642

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    Abstract

    From 1914 to 1931, many of those previously active
    in Liberal politics defected to Labour. Why did so many Liberals switch their political allegiance
    (‘almost like changing one’s religion’, as one
    Liberal MP observed) and abandon their party, which had been in office, or coalition government, from 1906 to 1922, to enlist with the fledgling
    Labour Party? And how far, if at all, did their presence influence Labour’s development during a
    key period of political realignment in British
    politics? Professor John Shepherd examines the history

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
    Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 12:19
    Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 16:27
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/11205

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