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Labour's 2015 leadership contest

Dorey, Peter and Denham, Andrew 2015. Labour's 2015 leadership contest. Democratic Audit UK 2015 (2 Oct)

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Abstract

Conventional wisdom has it that rank outsiders do not become leaders of ‘mainstream’ British parties, yet Jeremy Corbyn now presides over the Labour Party. Pete Dorey and Andrew Denham reflect on the criteria which have fed into leadership selection before now and argue it was changes to the selection rules and the offer of a clear ideological alternative to recent leaders that allowed Corbyn to win such an unexpected and decisive victory.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 16:01
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/82027

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