How to lose votes and alienate people: An examination of the causes of Conservative decline in Liverpool since 1945

This thesis is an examination of the causes of Conservative electoral decline in Liverpool, from the end of World War Two to the present day, which counters the traditional argument that declining sectarianism, or the premiership of Margaret Thatcher, are the root causes of Conservative decline in Liverpool.

The Strange Death of Tory Liverpool: Conservative Electoral Decline in Liverpool, 1945-1996

Whilst popular opinion ascribes Conservative decline in Liverpool to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, it began a decade before Thatcher gained power.