British Politics, 1910-1935: The Crisis of the Party System

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Introduction

1
E.H.H. Green, The Crisis of Conservatism: The Politics, Economics and Ideology of the British Conservative Party, 1880-1914 (London, 1995).
2
David Cannadine, The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy (Yale, 1990).
3
For a summary of these developments and their historiography see G.R. Searle, The Liberal Party: Triumph and Disintegration, 1886-1929 (London, 1992), Paul Adelman, The Decline of the Liberal Party, 1910-1931 (2nd edn, London, 1995) and the classic account in Trevor Wilson, The Downfall of the Liberal Party, 1914-1935 (London, 1966).
4
Valuable recent summaries of the Labour party's history include Henry Pelling and Alastair J. Reid, A Short History of the Labour Party (11th edn, London, 1996) and Andrew Thorpe, A History of the British Labour Party (2nd ed, London, 2001).
5
The 'crisis' theme is developed in Stuart Ball, Baldwin and the Conservative Party: The Crisis of 1929-1931 (Yale, 1988). See also John Ramsden, The Age of Balfour and Baldwin, 1902-1940 (London, 1978).
6
R.J. Scally, The Origins of the Lloyd George Coalition: The Politics of Social Imperialism, 1900-1918 (Princeton, 1975), chapters V and VII; G.R. Searle, The Quest for National Efficiency (Blackwell, Oxford, 1971), chapter VI. On 'coalitionism' generally, see G.R. Searle, Country Before Party: Coalitions and the Idea of 'National Government' in Modern Britain, 1885-1987 (London, 1995).

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Parties and politics in Edwardian Britain

1
Martin Pugh, The Evolution of the British Electoral System, 1832-1987 (London, 1988), p. 7.
2
E.A. Smith, The House of Lords, 1815-1911 (London, 1992).
3
A.K. Russell, Liberal Landslide. The General Election of 1906 (Newton Abbot, 1973), p. 20.
4
Henry Pelling, Social Geography of British Elections, 1885-1910 (London, 1967), pp. 419-20.
5
This was the contention of H.C.G. Matthew, R.I. McKibbin and J. Kay, 'The Franchise Factor in the Rise of the Labour Party', English Historical Review (henceforth EHR), June 1976, pp. 723-52. Their conclusions were challenged by P.F. Clarke, 'Liberals, Labour and the Franchise', EHR, October 1977, pp. 582-90 and Duncan Tanner, 'The Parliamentary Electoral System, the “Fourth” Reform Act and the Rise of Labour in England and Wales', Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 56 (1983), pp. 205-19, but the controversy continues.
6
Duncan Tanner, Political Change and the Labour Party, 1900-1918 (Cambridge, 1990), p. 119, suggests, however, that the discrepancy was only slight, with working-class voters constituting 76 per cent of the electorate compared with 80 per cent of the popula-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface and Acknowledgements vi
  • Abbreviations vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Parties and Politics in Edwardian Britain 10
  • 2 - The Crisis of Partisanship, 1910-14 34
  • 3 - The Crisis of War, 1914-18 58
  • 4 - Coalitionism and Party Politics, 1918-22 90
  • 5 - Three-Party Politics, 1922-4 117
  • 6 - Politicians and the Slump, 1924-31 142
  • 7 - Crisis Resolved: the 1930s and After 171
  • Conclusion 192
  • Notes 199
  • Further Reading 212
  • Index 215
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