Read about the 1997 general election in which Tony Blair led the Labour Party to a landslide election victory, replacing John Major as Prime Minister.

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The Project: how the Conservatives were beaten last time – with Duncan Brack

In the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts, I talk with Duncan Brack, the closest thing the party has to an official historian, about the lessons for the Liberal Democrats from the last time that a Conservative government was defeated. … Read the full post »

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Will it be ‘the economy, stupid’ in 2015?

Quite how traumatic the events of Black Wednesday were to the Conservative Party’s reputation are easy to overlook nearly twenty-five years on, but until then the century had seen four full-scale financial crises rocking the country’s economy – and every one had taken place under a Labour government. … Read the full post »