Trade Unions and the 1964 General Election

  title={Trade Unions and the 1964 General Election},
  author={Chris Wrigley},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={325 - 335}
  • C. Wrigley
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Economics, History, Business
  • Contemporary British History
The Conservative party's approach to the trade unions was ambivalent. The party wished to benefit electorally by showing that it consulted them nationally on economic issues; and it sought to mobilise the votes of sympathetic trade unionists through the Conservative trade unionist organisation. Yet many Conservatives were highly critical of the unions, seeing them as impediments to economic efficiency. They wanted to contain them within a legal industrial relations framework and to break their… 
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