The Prospects for David Cameron's Conservatives

(2007) The Prospects for David Cameron's Conservatives At Dopo Blair: Cameron e la Sfida dei Nuovi Conservatori

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David Cameron, leader of the British Conservative Party, has tried to bring the Conservative Party to a more centrist position, improving its image while also producing a conservative post-Thatcher ideological position. However, support for his programme is somewhat thin, and depends on success in polls and elections. Consideration (1) of the Conservatives’ recovery in comparison with that of the Labour Party between 1979-97, (2) of electoral geography and (3) of the relation between Cameron’s ideology and policy, together suggest that a victory in the next General Election is unlikely, and that in that case Cameron’s position will be precarious. But given the task ahead of the Conservatives, it may be that tolerance of failure in the next election would be the more sensible strategy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Presented under the title 'Lo Stile Politico di Cameron: Profilo del Nuovo Conservatore' Event Dates: July 3rd 2007
Keywords: David Cameron Conservative Party opinion polls local elections leadership style ideology policy
ePrint ID: 264303
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:09
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