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Party Management

Lord Norton of Louth, Philip

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Andrew Roe-Crines
Editor

Timothy Heppell
Editor

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to assess how effective Heath was at internal management within the Conservative Party. The chapter considers Heath in relation to (a) the organisational infrastructure of the party and (b) the maintenance of good relations and discipline within the parliamentary party. The chapter identifies how in terms of internal management party leaders can adopt either a close or distant approach in terms of how they communicate and engage within their own party. That Heath adopted a distant approach to internal management would ensure that a build-up of resentments and enemies gathered apace, ultimately contributing to the mobilisation of forces that led to his removal from the party leadership.

Citation

Lord Norton of Louth, P. (2020). Party Management. In A. Roe-Crines, & T. Heppell (Eds.), Policies and Politics Under Prime Minister Edward Heath (239-59). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53673-2_11

Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2020
Online Publication Date Dec 11, 2020
Publication Date Dec 11, 2020
Deposit Date Mar 8, 2021
Publicly Available Date Dec 12, 2022
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Pages 239-59
Series Title Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership
Book Title Policies and Politics Under Prime Minister Edward Heath
Chapter Number 11
ISBN 9783030536725
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53673-2_11
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3737935

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