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Author Horn, Geoff, author

Title Crossing the floor : Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy / Geoff Horn
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
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Contents Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication ; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1: Introduction; 2: Labour moderate; 3: The rule of law; 4: Stand up and be counted; 5: Cabinet Cassandra; 6: Retribution in Newham; 7: Staging a fightback; 8: Anti-party man; 9: Crossing the Rubicon; 10: Conservative member; 11: Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Summary This new biography provides an account of the career of Reg Prentice, one of the most controversial figures in modern British political history. He remains the most high-profile politician to cross the floor of the House of Commons in the post-war period, and his defection was reflective of an important 'sea change' in British politics
Notes 1. Introduction 2. Labour moderate 3. The rule of law 4. Stand up and be counted 5. Cabinet Cassandra 6. Retribution in Newham 7. Staging a fightback 8. Anti-party man 9. Crossing the Rubicon 10. Conservative member 11. Epilogue Bibliography
Previously issued in print: 2013
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Subject Prentice, Reginald
Labour Party (Great Britain) -- History
Labour Party (Great Britain)
Cabinet officers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Politicians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Cabinet officers.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Politics and government.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
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