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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 Previously issued in print: 2013
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
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SUBJECT Prentice, Reginald
Subject Labour Party (Great Britain) -- History
SUBJECT Labour Party (Great Britain) fast (OCoLC)fst00530175
Subject Politicians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Cabinet officers -- Great Britain -- Biography
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Cabinet officers.
Politics and government.
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Subject Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781526110824