The Tory campaign in 1966 was not a success, but neither was it a complete failure. Heath’s warnings of economic troubles ahead were vindicated as early as July.
Posts Tagged: Edward Heath
How is it that a police officer said that the claims of “Nick” are “credible and true”?
This is a simple question of where and how our national interest is best pursued.
Many eyes are on the Mayor of London, but more should be on the Home Secretary – as the only holder of a great office of state who may yet back Leave.
Plus: Loud sounds from Tom Watson. Pig noises from Craig Oliver. And: Come and hear me make a fool of myself in Manchester on Sunday.
Plus: The UKIP London Mayoralty selection – latest rumours and plots.
Plus: Tracey Crouch slam dunks John Humphrys. Another failure for the Bow Group’s blunderkind. And: If Corbyn doesn’t win, what job will he get?
It was the rise of the Liberals, and the decline of the city’s Protestant tradition, that did for the Party.
Lewis Baston: How Edward Heath won the first Conservative leadership election, 50 years ago this month
He defeated the favourite, Reggie Maudling. And ever since, when offered a choice, the Tories have gone with the less familiar face among the main candidates.
Sir John Major: Human Rights reform. The land that gave us Magna Carta will not turn its back on fundamental liberties
The full text of the inaugural Edward Heath Lecture, delivered last Wednesday in Salisbury by the former Prime Minister.
Our final pre-election version – complete with the 30 new Tory candidates most likely to make it to the Commons.
What does the current leadership of the Party think? It has placed no strong reaffirmation of the Union in the election manifesto.
Matthew Bailey and Philip Cowley: The conventional wisdom is wrong. As Tory leader, Thatcher stood for ideology – right from the start
The day-in-day-out reporting of the 1975 leadership contest stressed her dogmatism – and the risks for the Party should its MPs be foolhardy enough to vote for her.
Continuing to serve would demonstrate commitment to public service as a vocation, and allow future Governments to draw on his expertise and experience.
A Daily Politics profile – how he wrestled with the Bosnian question and has “only minor regret” at never having been Conservative leader.