The Lib-Lab Pact

A Parliamentary Agreement, 1977-78

Authors: Kirkup, Jonathan

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Using archival sources and interviews with key participants, new insight is gained to how the Lib-Lab Pact of 1977-78 - an agreement, short of a full coalition - came about, was structured and implemented, and how Liberal leader, David Steel, might have achieved significant policy concessions on electoral reform.

About the authors

Jonathan Kirkup is Lecturer in Politics at Cardiff University, UK.

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"This a highly incisive, thoroughly researched and intelligently analysed scholarly study of an overlooked aspect of British politics in the crisis-ridden 1970s. The author has forensically trawled the primary archival sources, and also conducted interviews with some of the key participants (including the then Liberal leader, David Steel), before proving a judicious and thoughtful conclusion. This is undoubtedly the definitive book, and essential reading, on this topic." - Peter Dorey, Cardiff University, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kirkup, Jonathan

    Pages 1-3

  • Cross-Party Co-operation in British Politics, 1945–1977

    Kirkup, Jonathan

    Pages 4-25

  • Build-Up to the Lib-Lab Pact, 1974–1977

    Kirkup, Jonathan

    Pages 26-39

  • Cross-Party Discussions, 17–20 March 1977

    Kirkup, Jonathan

    Pages 40-48

  • Lib-Lab Discussions, 17–23 March 1977

    Kirkup, Jonathan

    Pages 49-82

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52768-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Lib-Lab Pact
Book Subtitle
A Parliamentary Agreement, 1977-78
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52769-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137527691
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52768-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 259
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