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Explaining Tory factionalism: why Johnson’s Conservative majority has proved more vulnerable than expected

Boucek, Françoise (2020) Explaining Tory factionalism: why Johnson’s Conservative majority has proved more vulnerable than expected. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Nov 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In December 2019, Boris Johnson gained a majority of 80 Tory MPs apparently united behind a strong Brexit strategy, and coming after many liberal ‘remainers’ had been forced out of Conservative ranks. Yet expectations of a re-unified party enjoying electoral dominance have both faded quickly in the COVID-19 crisis, with a Labour fightback coinciding with strongly renewed Tory factionalism. Françoise Boucek cautions that the Conservatives’ internal tensions now pose a similar threat to Johnson as to his predecessors.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 00:52
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107752

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