The Ideological Composition of the Parliamentary Conservative Party 1992–97

  title={The Ideological Composition of the Parliamentary Conservative Party 1992–97},
  author={Timothy Heppell},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  pages={299 - 324}
  • T. Heppell
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Political Science
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
With the emphasis on loyalty and unity and an aversion to ideological disputation the Parliamentary Conservative Party (PCP) has traditionally been described as a party of tendencies, rather than factions. The Cowley and Norton study of the ideological and factional basis of rebellion argues that the 1992–97 PCP adhered to the party of tendencies definition. However, through the development of a new three-dimensional, eight-fold typology of Conservatism, that involves behavioural and… 

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