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The Progressive Alliance and the Rise of Labour, 1903-1922 Political Change in Industrial Britain
Wolstencroft, Samantha. author.
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XVII, 247 p. 8 illus. online resource.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Historians and the Decline of the Liberal Party -- Chapter 2. The Politics of the Progressive Alliance: Manchester Liberalism and the Emergence of Labour, 1906-1908 -- Chapter 3. The Viability of the Progressive Alliance: Electoral Politics in Manchester, 1910-1912 -- Chapter 4. Municipal Politics and the Progressive Alliance in Manchester, 1906-1914 -- Chapter 5. The Complexities of Progressive Co-operation: Lib-Labism and Electoral Politics in Stoke-on-Trent, 1903-1910 -- Chapter 6. A Fragile Alliance: The 1912 Hanley By-Election -- Chapter 7. The Impact of War and the Collapse of the Progressive Alliance: Political Change in Manchester, 1918-1922 -- Chapter 8. Manchester’s Municipal Politics in the Aftermath of War and the 1922 General Election -- Chapter 9. The Politics of Change: The End of Lib-Labism in Stoke-on-Trent, 1918-1921 -- Chapter 10. The Rise of Labour: The 1922 General Election in Stoke-on-Trent -- Chapter 11. Conclusion: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Alliance -- Index.
This book provides a detailed study of the politics of the Progressive Alliance at the constituency level from its inception in 1903 to collapse during the First World War. It evaluates the character, development and difficulties of progressive co-operation and considers the long-term viability of an electoral alliance between the Liberal and Labour parties. Samantha Wolstencroft provides an exhaustive analysis of political change in two of Britain’s major industrial centres, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent during a period that witnessed the decline of the Liberal Party and rise of Labour. She evaluates the difficulties faced by the early Labour Party in its attempt to attain a foothold within the political landscape, examines the impact of the experience of the First World War upon the political parties, and demonstrates the power of issues and the role of candidates in the transformation of electoral politics in Britain in the immediate aftermath of war.
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