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Dishing the Whigs: Disraeli, Salisbury, and the Relaunching of the Tory Party 1846–86

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780198295297
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599873 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198295294.003.0003
 Dishing the Whigs: Disraeli, Salisbury, and the Relaunching of the Tory Party 1846–86

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A case study of the relaunch of the Conservative Party, which had been shattered in 1846, under Disraeli and Salisbury. Explains how Disraeli enacted the Second Reform Act in 1867, although it damaged the material interests of the median MP and peer. Examines the rebasing of the Conservative Party under Disraeli and Salisbury as the party of popular imperialism.

Keywords: Conservative Party; Benjamin Disraeli; imperialism; 3rd Marquess of Salisbury; Second Reform Act

Chapter.  14609 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: UK Politics

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