Cameron as Prime Minister: the intra-executive politics of Britain's coalition government

@article{Bennister2012CameronAP,
  title={Cameron as Prime Minister: the intra-executive politics of Britain's coalition government},
  author={Mark Bennister and Richard Heffernan},
  journal={Parliamentary Affairs},
  year={2012},
  volume={65},
  pages={778-801}
}
Forming a coalition involves compromise, so a prime minister heading up a coalition government, even one as predominant a party leader as David Cameron, should not be as powerful as a prime minister leading a single-party government. Cameron has still to work with and through ministers from his own party, but has also to work with and through Liberal Democrat ministers; not least the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg. The relationship between the prime minister and his deputy is unchartered… 

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