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The Conservative Party and the extreme right 1945–75

Mark Pitchford


This book reveals the Conservative Party's relationship with the extreme right between 1945 and 1975. It shows how the Party, realising that its well-documented pre-Second World War connections with the extreme right were now embarrassing, used its bureaucracy to implement a policy of investigating extreme-right groups and taking action to minimise their chances of success. The book focuses on the Conservative Party's investigation of right-wing groups, and shows how its perception of their nature determined the party bureaucracy's response. It draws on extensive information from the Conservat ... More

Keywords: Conservative Party, extreme right, bureaucracy, negative attitude, progressive groups, party assistance, access to funds, representation, party organisations, Conservative Monday Club

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083631
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083631.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Pitchford, author