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The take-over: Prime Ministers without a popular mandate, 1916-2016

Worthy, Ben (2016) The take-over: Prime Ministers without a popular mandate, 1916-2016. British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Jul 2016). Website.

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There are more or less two routes to becoming Prime Minister. You can either win a General Election or win a party leadership election to become head of the largest party when a Prime Minister leaves. Having just achieved the second route, Theresa May has become our ‘takeover’ leader. Here, Ben Worthy discusses the history of this route to power, its successes and – more often than not – its failures.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 08:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 23:20

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