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party

 

 

 

 

lead

 

 

 

 

leader

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/19/
my-journey-with-edl-tommy-robinson

 

 

 

 

party leader

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/09/
alan-johnson-labour-aspirational-voters-tony-blair

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
and-then-there-was-one-miliband-clegg-and-farage-quit-as-party-leaders

 

 

 

 

leadership

 

 

 

 

leadership race

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/gallery/2015/sep/13/
jeremy-corbyn-wins-labour-leadership-race-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

win the Labour leadership

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2015/sep/14/
jeremy-corbyn-behind-scenes-labour-leadership-video

 

 

 

 

resign / step down / quit

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
and-then-there-was-one-miliband-clegg-and-farage-quit-as-party-leaders

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
david-cameron-uk-one-nation-scotland-election

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
ed-miliband-to-resign-as-labour-leader

 

 

 

 

resignation

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/24/
tory-party-embarks-on-leadership-contest-after-camerons-resignation

 

 

 

 

stalwart

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/sep/12/
tom-watson-the-stalwart-elected-deputy-to-keep-labour-grounded

 

 

 

 

membership

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/oct/20/
bnp-membership-list-wikileaks

 

 

 

 

stance on N

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/02/
charles-kennedy-iraq-war-great-moment-politics

 

 

 

 

manifesto

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/manifestos-2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/06/
quiz-which-partys-general-election-manifesto-are-you

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/11/
leaked-labour-manifesto-cornucopia-delights-tories-jeremy-corbyn-theresa-may

 

 

 

 

alliances

 

 

 

 

allegiances

 

 

 

 

grassroots

 

 

 

 

grassroots Labour supporters

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/28/
jeremy-corbyn-faces-mutiny-over-article-50

 

 

 

 

staunch Labour supporter

 

 

 

 

hardline

 

 

 

 

hardliner

 

 

 

 

rank and file

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

coup

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2006/may/08/
publicservices.politics1 

 

 

 

 

plot

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/sep/07/
uk.labourleadership1 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/aug/30/
uk.labourleadership 

 

 

 

 

plotter

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/may/06/
uk.localelections20062 

 

 

 

 

oust

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/sep/07/
uk.labourleadership1 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/may/06/
uk.localelections20062 

 

 

 

 

rival

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2006/may/08/
publicservices.politics 

 

 

 

 

allies

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/sep/24/uk.labour 

 

 

 

 

foes

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/sep/24/uk.labour 

 

 

 

 

feuds

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/oct/09/
davidblunkett.labour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

communism

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/feb/14/
religion.politicsphilosophyandsociety

 

 

 

 

communist

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/11/
-sp-britains-last-elected-communist-councillor-willie-clarke

 

 

 

 

Communist party of Great Britain

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/may/23/
gordon-mclennan-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tories / The Conservatives / The Conservative Party

http://www.conservatives.com/

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/conservatives

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/04/
tory-labour-conservatives-jeremy-corbyn

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/03/
tory-party-past-peak-chaos-labour-still-in-turmoil

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/10/
tories-mistake-meaning-victory-not-more-conservative-welfare-cameron

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/27/
conservatives-right-ukip-immigration-economic-record-2015

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jun/26/
generation-y-young-voters-backing-conservatives

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/dec/20/uk.polls

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/may/26/uk.conservatives

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/may/24/uk.topstories3

 

 

 

 

blue

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/14/
thatchers-paradoxical-legacy

 

 

 

 

Conservative conference        2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/conservative-conference-2011

Conservative conference        2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/conservative-conference-2010

Conservative conference        2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/conservative-conference-2009

Conservative party conference        2008
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/tory-conference-08

Conservative party conference        2007
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/tory2007/0,,2162284,00.html

Conservative party conference        2006
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/conservativepartyconference2006/0,,1872305,00.html

Conservative party conference        2005
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/conservatives2005/0,,1552703,00.html

Conservative party conference        2004
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/conservatives2004/0,,1292449,00.html

Conservative party conference        2003
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/tories2003/0,,1017052,00.html

Conservative party conference        2002
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/tories2002/0,,765674,00.html

Conservative party conference        2001
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/conservativeconference2001/0,,544419,00.html

Conservative party conference        2000
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tories2000/0,,368908,00.html

Conservative party conference        1999
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tory99/0,,202243,00.html

 

 

 

 

Tory leader

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/dec/06/
toryleadership2005.conservatives2 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/06/
election2005.uk10

 

 

 

 

rightwinger

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/may/04/
local-elections-drubbing-pressure-cameron

 

 

 

 

right-wing ideologue

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/09/
ken-clarke-margaret-thatcher-rightwing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the iron lady / Margaret Hilda Thatcher (1925-2013)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/08/
iron-lady-margaret-thatcher

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/08/
margaret-thatcher-iron-lady-world-stage

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/08/
margaret-thatcher-political-phenomenon-dies

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/08/
margaret-thatcher-iron-lady-world-stage

 

 

 

 

the lady in blue / Margaret Hilda Thatcher (1925-2013)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/14/
thatchers-paradoxical-legacy

 

 

 

 

the great disrupter / Margaret Hilda Thatcher    1925-2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/14/
thatcher-death-the-great-disrupter

 

 

 

 

Thatcherism        1980s

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/26/
liam-fox-tory-thatcherism

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/17/
thatcher-funeral-downton-abbey-politics-bluff

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/12/
south-africa-legacy-thatcherism

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/12/
margaret-thatcher-death-jonathan-coe

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/10/
thatcherism-infected-politics

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/owen-jones-thatcherism-
was-a-national-catastrophe-that-still-poisons-us-8564858.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/08/
little-sympathy-margaret-thatcher-opponents

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/27/
1980s-britain-thatcherism-final-reckoning

 

 

 

 

Thatcherites

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/27/
how-we-all-became-thatcherites-left-conservatives-decade-defiance

 

 

 

 

Thatcher-worshippers

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jul/31/
1983-blair-thatcher-pivotal-labour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lib Dems / Liberal Democrats

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/liberaldemocrats

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/sep/21/
libdem2007.politicalcolumnists 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/26/
lib-dems-pledge-british-return-eu-next-general-election

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/libdems2006 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/gall/0,9352,1312155,00.html 

 

 

 

 

Charles Kennedy        1959-2015

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/charleskennedy

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/02/charles-kennedy

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/05/charles-kennedy-death-caused-by-alcoholism-family-says

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/charles-kennedy-alcohol-problem-britain-alcoholism

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2015/jun/02/charles-kennedy-dies-aged-55-rolling-report

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/02/charles-kennedy-a-life-in-quotes

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/02/
charles-kennedy-iraq-war-great-moment-politics

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/02/
charles-kennedy-an-open-untamed-personality-at-the-heart-of-the-lib-dems

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/02/
charles-kennedy-alastair-campbell-lovely-man-a-talented-politician-a-great-friend

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/02/
charles-kennedy-former-leader-of-liberal-democrats-dies-aged-55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Green party

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/green-party

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2010/may/07/
caroline-lucas-uk-first-green-mp

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2005/may/04/
energy.greenpolitics

 

 

 

 

green politics

 

 

 

 

environmentalists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respect

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/12/
pressandpublishing.otherparties 

 

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/2005/05/06/
confirmed_galloway_wins_in_bethnal_green_bow.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Limehouse declaration / Social Democratic Party        SDP

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/politicspast/story/0,,1694319,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/politicspast/story/0,,1694319,00.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK > Scotland > Scottish National Party    SNP

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
david-cameron-uk-one-nation-scotland-election

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
snp-surge-claims-first-major-labour-scalp-with-douglas-alexanders-defeat

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/08/
european-elections-snp-scotland-labour


http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/may/05/
scotland.localgovernment 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/may/04/
scotland.localgovernment1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/

 

 

 

 

Ulster Unionists

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/09/uk.northernireland 

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland > Ulster Unionist party        UUP

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/06/election2005.uk13 

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland > Democratic Unionists and SDLP

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/07/uk.northernireland 

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland > Democratic Unionist party        DUP

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/07/uk.northernireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

party funding

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/partyfunding 

 

 

 

 

fundraiser

 

 

 

 

donation

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/may/26/uk.conservatives 

 

 

 

 

donor

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/dec/02/uk.partyfunding 

 

 

 

 

Q&A: The Labour donations row        2007

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/nov/30/
labour.partyfunding 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 3, 1924

A bolt from the blue for the Tories

 

From the Guardian archive

 

Friday October 3, 1924

Leader

Guardian

 

Almost without warning we find ourselves on the brink of a first-rate political crisis, with the dissolution of the working alliance between the Liberal and Labour parties almost accomplished and a general election in sight.

The alliance has all along been precarious, since it could only be stable if it were reciprocal, and by the Labour party any sort of return for service rendered has been steadily refused.

We have as yet precisely to learn the exact grounds on which Mr Asquith rests his decision. For some time past the [Liberal] party in Parliament has been growing more and more tired of its position of hewer of wood and drawer of water for another party which requites its services only with distrust, suspicion, and dislike.

A very small dose of the famous "atmosphere" of friendliness with which Mr. MacDonald prepares and surrounds his approaches to foreign Powers would have made all the difference.

But the Prime Minister, who can be so sweet to the foreigner, has nothing but unconcealed dislike and exaggerated suspicion for those who in this country stand nearest to him in politics and on whose support the life of his Government depends.

It is not surprising that a situation such as this should have become more and more galling to those who got the kicks and paid the ha'pence, but it had lasted for a good many months. There is a powerful reason for not breaking the peace until at least the grave danger in Ireland had been overcome.

We confess ourselves unable to understand the apparent levity which would endanger the Irish settlement. Nobody outside the left wing of the Labour party approves the proposed loan to the Bolshevist Government, except on conditions as to both the amount and security which are probably unattainable. Mr. MacDonald, so lately as in June last, scouted the idea of pledging British credit in this way.

It cannot be said that the prospect of a general election fought under these circumstances is attractive. No doubt there is plenty of anti-Russian feeling which could be exploited against the pro-Russian feeling of a section of Labour, but Liberals would be easily outdistanced by the Tory party under the ardent inspiration of Mr. Churchill and their own Diehards.

It is unlikely that the Labour party would gain anything out of a conflict on this ground, but then neither would the Liberal party. The Tory party might.

 

[The Tories did, winning what became known

as the "Zinoviev letter" election by a large majority.

Liberals lost 118 out of 158 seats.

This leader is attributed to CP Scott.]

From the archive > October 3, 1924 >
A bolt from the blue for the Tories,
G, Republished 3.10.2006,
https://www.theguardian.com/news/1924/oct/03/
mainsection.fromthearchive 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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