The 2017 UK General Election

Another Vote

After a series of important decisions, the UK population made yet another. On June 8, the UK voted in a General Election not two years after their last. The event was a result of a tumultuous political year including the resignation of Conservative party member David Cameron and his replacement by Theresa May, as well as the UK vote to exit the EU.

In the aftermath of this flurry of political activity, Palgrave Macmillan presents research from politics and history both current and retrospective, including free journals articles, books, and opinions from our politics and business authors.

From the Authors

We are pleased to present this collection of perspectives from our authors in the General election. Read more perspectives here.

British Election of 2015

The British General Election 2015

The British General Election of 2015 is a must-read for anyone wanting to know how the action unfolded in the most unpredictable election for a generation. Drawing on hundreds of confidential interviews with all the key players, it offers a compelling insider's guide to the election's background, campaign, and the results which led to the formation of the first majority Conservative government in eighteen years.

Designed to appeal to everyone from Westminster insiders, politics students and the wider general public, this is the authoritative account of the 2015 election. Continuing a proud Palgrave Macmillan tradition, The British General Election of 2015 is the 19th edition and celebrates the 70th year of this prestigious series.

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  • "Dennis Kavanagh and Philip Cowley have penned a political thriller.... The book is distinguished by the quality of its sources: the ministers, aides and strategists who open up to these academics in a way they might not to journalists."

     -The Observer

  • "It's popular academic writing at its best, combining a clear narrative (using anecdotes and quotes garnered from more than 300 background interviews) with lots of solid, meaty number-crunching"

     - Andrew Sparrow, The Guardian

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