Read about the 1979 general election. It was won by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party even though James Callaghan (Labour Prime Minister) was more popular than her.


Britain at the Polls, 1979: A study of the general election – and a set of lessons for contemporary politics

The question of how Margaret Thatcher won power in 1979 has become rather topical again as supporters of Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn argue that her victory shows you don’t need to tack to the centre ground to win elections. … Read the full post »