W. E. D. Allen, Unionist Politics and the New Party

  title={W. E. D. Allen, Unionist Politics and the New Party},
  author={Paul Corthorn},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={509 - 525}
This article traces the political career of W. E. D. Allen, the Ulster Unionist MP who joined the New Party, between 1929 and 1931. It examines how the policies he endorsed—especially protection—gradually put him at odds with both the Conservative and Ulster Unionist Party hierarchies. It analyses his decision to join the New Party and explains how he attempted to relate this to his continuing commitment to Ulster Unionism. The article argues that even after he joined the New Party, there was a… Expand
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