Whither the Tory left?: The demise of progressive Conservatism


  • Tim Bale

    1. Professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London, and author of The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron. His new book, The Conservatives since 1945: the Drivers of Party Change, has just been published by Oxford University Press.
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Tracing 60 years of shifting ideological fortunes, Tim Bale argues that the left wing of the Conservative party has atrophied and is impotent, posing major challenges to the party's ability both to govern in coalition now and to secure electoral success in the future.