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The Resource Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats : Unfinished Business, (electronic resource:)

Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats : Unfinished Business, (electronic resource:)

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Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats : Unfinished Business
Title
Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats
Title remainder
Unfinished Business
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Author
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Language
eng
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Annotation
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Cole, Matthew
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
Manchester University Press
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business now available in paperback, offers new research on familiar themes involving loyalties of politics, faith and locality.Richard Wainwright was a Liberal MP for seventeen years during the Party's recovery, but his life tells us about much more than this. Wainwright grew up in prosperity, but learned from voluntary work about poverty; he refused to fight in World War Two, but saw war at its cruellest; he joined the Liberal Party when most had given up on it, but gave his fortune to it; lost a by-election but caused the only Labour loss in Harold Wilson's landslide of 1966. He then played a key role in the fall of Jeremy Thorpe, the Lib-Lab Pact and the formation of the SDP-Liberal Alliance and the Liberal Democrats; he represented a unique Yorkshire constituency which reflected his pride and hope for society; and though he gave his life to the battle to be in the Commons, he refused a seat in the Lords.Richard Wainwright's story is central to the story of the Liberal Party and sheds light on the reasons for its survival and the state of its prospects. At the same time this book is a parable of politics for anyone who wants to represent an apparently lost cause, who wants to motivate people who have been neglected, and who wants to follow their convictions at the highest level
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Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats : Unfinished Business, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
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ssib035062317
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
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online
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Isbn
9780719088995
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9780719088995
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib035062317
Label
Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats : Unfinished Business, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssib035062317
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780719088995
Other control number
9780719088995
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035062317

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