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Choosing the Tory Leader: Conservative Party Leadership by Timothy Heppell

By Timothy Heppell

The capability during which the Conservative occasion have made up our minds their celebration management have produced essentially the most dramatic political theatre of the final 4 a long time. we've seen the Conservative Party's expanding lack of ability, in particular within the post-Thatcher period, to agree on tips on how to pick out a pacesetter and, as soon as chosen, even if that individual should still stay as chief. right here Timothy Heppell observes how the dominance of ideology has been immensely disadvantageous to post-Thatcherite Conservatism. instead of empowering incumbents to venture their management credentials outwards to the voters and opposed to their Labour counterpart, successive Conservative occasion leaders were more and more compelled to seem inwards, devoting the most important time to the complexities of intra-party administration and the threats opposed to them from opponents from in the parliamentary party.Integrating debates on management election ideas with the centrality of ideology and pragmatism in management choice, 'Choosing the Tory chief' provides a complete and well timed exam of Conservative social gathering management elections due to the fact that 1965.

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The hypothetical question of DouglasHome as a compromise party leader gave scope for widespread distortion of parliamentary opinion. Conservative parliamentarians, who were canvassed during the processes of consultation, have hinted that expressions of respect for Douglas-Home that they offered in answering this fourth hypothetical question, were then noted as either first or second preferences, and thus THE WAR OF THE MACMILLAN SUCCESSION 23 distorted their real views. For example, James Prior would later admit that he suspected that he was classed as a Douglas-Home supporter because he expressed no objections to Douglas-Home, when Douglas-Home was actually his third choice, behind Butler, then Hailsham (Prior, 1986:32-33).

By feeding their views into the process at the pre-ballot stage, it negated the fear of the wider party being able to override the choice made by Conservative MPs (Bogdanor, 1994:83). The second consideration was more straightforward but was tied in with the first. It reflected a desire that the process of selecting the party leader should produce an outcome without a significant delay. e. a mechanism that would enhance their legitimacy as party leader and their authority over the parliamentary Conservative Party.

The chief assumption was that Macmillan had utilised an inherently rigged process to the advantage of a group of socially unrepresentative elites, and to the detriment of more meritocratic and socially representative Conservative parliamentarians. The suggestion was that an 28 CHOOSING THE TORY LEADER elite magic circle of Etonians had manufactured the process at the behest of the Etonian Macmillan to the benefit of the Etonian Douglas-Home (Leonard, 2003:508). The second aspect worthy of consideration was the outcome.

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