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The election of an ‘outsider’ as Labour leader is linked to new selection rules and the ideological alternative on offer

Dorey, Pete and Denham, Andrew (2015) The election of an ‘outsider’ as Labour leader is linked to new selection rules and the ideological alternative on offer. Democratic Audit UK (02 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Conventional wisdom has it that rank outsiders do not become leaders of ‘mainstream’ British parties, yet Jeremy Corbyn now presides over the Labour Party. Pete Dorey and Andrew Denham reflect on the criteria which have fed into leadership selection before now and argue it was changes to the selection rules and the offer of a clear ideological alternative to recent leaders that allowed Corbyn to win such an unexpected and decisive victory.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 08:32
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80995

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