Independent: The Rise of the Non-Aligned Politician

Independent: The Rise of the Non-Aligned Politician

by Richard Berry

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Overview

Martin Bell, Ken Livingstone and Richard Taylor (the doctor who became an MP to save his local hospital) are the best known of a growing band of British politicians making their mark outside the traditional party system. Some (like Livingstone) have emerged from within the old political system that let them down, others (Bell, Taylor) have come into politics from outside in response to a crisis of some kind, often in defence of a perceived threat to their local town or district.

Richard Berry traces this development by case studies and interviews to test the theory that these are not isolated cases, but part of a permanent trend in British politics,a shift away from the party system in favour of independent non-aligned representatives of the people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845401283
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Series: Societas Series
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Richard Berry is the author of Build Your Own Telescope. He lives in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin.

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