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Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband

Crines Andrew S. and Hayton Richard

Abstract

How do leading Labour figures strive to communicate with and influence the electorate? Why have some proven more successful than others in advancing their ideological arguments? How do orators seek to connect with different audiences in different settings such as parliament, party conference and through the media? This thoroughly researched and highly readable collection comprehensively evaluates these questions as well as providing an extensive interrogation of the political and intellectual significance of oratory and rhetoric in the post-war Labour Party. This collection evaluates the orato ... More

Keywords: Labour Party, British Politics, Rhetoric, Oratory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089800
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089800.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Crines Andrew S., editor
University of Leeds

Hayton Richard, editor
University of Leeds

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Introduction

Andrew S. Crines and Richard Hayton

1 The oratory of Aneurin Bevan

Andrew S. Crines and Keith Laybourn

2 The oratory of Hugh Gaitskell

Timothy Heppell and Thomas McMeeking

9 The oratory of John Smith

Robin T. Pettitt

Conclusion

Andrew S. Crines

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