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Party leaders are getting younger, but Cabinet Ministers arenot

Atkins, Judi, Heppell, Timothy and Theakston, Kevin (2013) Party leaders are getting younger, but Cabinet Ministers arenot. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Nov 2013). Website.

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During the 20th Century, the average age of Prime Ministers upon assuming office has trended downwards. However, according to Judi Atkins, Timothy Heppell and Kevin Theakston, the same is not true of Cabinet Ministers, with the average age remaining relatively consistent since 1945 across both main parties. The authors argue that the claim that we are witnessing the rise of the novice Cabinet minister is perhaps more a consequence of the personalisation of politics than evidence of an emerging ‘cult of youth’.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Democratic Audit UK
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 10:35
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:03

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