The Conservative Party and Settler Pressure


in Party Politics and Decolonization

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780198205050
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676475 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

The Conservative Party and Settler Pressure

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This chapter demonstrates how economic interests influence settler lobbying of the Conservative Party. The sense of solidarity which many Conservatives felt towards the settlers of Kenya and the Central African Federation made the fate of these areas a question of major importance. The chapter describes the European settlers in British Africa, European resistance to change in Kenya, and methods employed by the government of the Central African Federation to lobby the Conservative Party, and looks at patterns of settler lobbying.

Keywords: Kenya; Central African Federation; European settlers; Conservative Party; settler lobbying

Chapter.  12613 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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