Attitudes, Issues, and Labour Party Decline in England, 1974-1979

  title={Attitudes, Issues, and Labour Party Decline in England, 1974-1979},
  author={Ian McAllister and Anthony Mughan},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={37 - 57}
This article critically examines the argument that the Labour party's poor performance in the 1979 general election reflects a long-term decline that is largely the result of its own natural support groups, Labour identifiers and the working class, developing political attitudes that serve increasingly to estrange them from the party's traditional principles. This argument further holds that issues emerged in the 1979 campaign that, deriving from these same principles, compounded the tendency… 
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