The Political Parties

  • Bill Coxall
  • Lynton Robins


With the postwar political influence of the extreme left and extreme right remaining negligible, this chapter focuses primarily on mainstream political groups — the Conservative, Labour and centre parties.


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Further Reading

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© Bill Coxall and Lynton Robins 1998

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  • Bill Coxall
  • Lynton Robins

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