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Labour leadership contest: where each of the five candidates sits on the political spectrum

Alternative title Received wisdom amongst political scientists is that a major electoral defeat is the main propellent of change in a party’s leadership, programme and strategy. Underpinning this argument is the presumption that the self-evident, rational way to restore a party’s fortunes is to move to the middle ground.

Citation

Shaw E (2020) Labour leadership contest: where each of the five candidates sits on the political spectrum [Received wisdom amongst political scientists is that a major electoral defeat is the main propellent of change in a party’s leadership, programme and strategy. Underpinning this argument is the presumption that the self-evident, rational way to restore a party’s fortunes is to move to the middle ground.]. The Conversation. 15.01.2020. https://theconversation.com/labour-leadership-contest-where-each-of-the-five-candidates-sits-on-the-political-spectrum-129941

Abstract
First paragraph: Received wisdom amongst political scientists is that a major electoral defeat is the main propellent of change in a party’s leadership, programme and strategy. Underpinning this argument is the presumption that the self-evident, rational way to restore a party’s fortunes is to move to the middle ground.

Keywords
UK politics; Labour Party; Jeremy Corbyn; Emily Thornberry; Keir Starmer

StatusPublished
Publication date15/01/2020
Publication date online15/01/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30969
Related URLshttps://theconversation.com/…-spectrum-129941
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of publicationLondon