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Members Only: Views of the Conservative Party's Rank-and-File

Authors

  • Tim Bale,

    1. Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London. His books include The Conservatives Since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change and The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameron.
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  • Paul Webb

    1. Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex. His latest book, written with Sarah Childs, is Gender and the Conservative Party: From Iron Ladies to Kitten Heels.
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Abstract

Stereotypes of Conservative Party members abound. But in a detailed survey of Tory rank-and-file, Tim Bale and Paul Webb found some surprising results: most are open to limited immigration, are wary of NHS cuts and would sanction another coalition with the Lib Dems.

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