What evidence for the post-liberal turn in British Conservatism?


This is a presentation I gave at the Danube Institute’s 2022 conference on The Post-Liberal Turn and the Future of British Conservatism. In this talk I explore the extent to which post-liberalism can be found within the modern British Conservative Party both in terms of within the parliamentary party and among the party’s voters. To do this, I analyse the speeches given in the 2019 Conservative Party leadership election before using data from the British Election Study to construct a scale to measure post-liberalism among voters.

Mar 19, 2022 1:00 PM
The Post-Liberal Turn and the Future of British Conservatism
Danube Institute and the Eötvös József Research Centre of the University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary
Dr David Jeffery
Dr David Jeffery
Lecturer in Politics

My research interests include British politics (widely defined), Liverpool’s political history, Scouse identity, and quantitative methodologies.