How to Lose Votes and Alienate People

In this talk I explore the causes of Conservative Party decline in Liverpool, and explain why Thatcher was not the cause of this decline.

The strange death of Tory Liverpool: Conservative electoral decline in Liverpool, 1945–1996

In modern discourse, Liverpool is a by-word for anti-Tory sentiment, yet the city has not always been so inhospitable for the Conservatives. From the mid-18th century until the 1970s, the Conservatives dominated the city council and often held over …