Conservative Leadership

The takeover: Prime Ministers without a popular mandate 1916-2016

The takeover: Prime Ministers without a popular mandate 1916-2016

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 […]

What do the Tory grassroots want from Prime Minister Theresa May?

What do the Tory grassroots want from Prime Minister Theresa May?

Andrea Leadsom’s withdrawal from the Conservative race took the final leadership decision out of the membership’s hands. In the absence of a vote, Paul Webb, Monica Poletti and Tim Bale draw on a recent survey to reveal the composition and attitudes of Tory supporters, as well as their views on the party’s leadership. Similar Posts

Why would anyone want to be Prime Minister?

Why would anyone want to be Prime Minister?

The challenges are awesome, if not terrifying, for whoever wins the Conservative leadership. Following the vote in favour of Brexit, Cameron’s successor will take control of a divided party, a divided country and significant forces pulling the UK apart.  In this light, Ben Worthy considers what motivates those who aspire to be Prime Minister. Similar […]