Matt Cole

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780719082535
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702024 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the political campaigns of Richard Wainwright throughout his career. It describes Wainwright's campaign strategy and the circumstances he faced during the campaign years, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1983, and 1987. It explains that Wainwright became Member of Parliament from 1966 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1987. This chapter suggests that Wainwright's retirement in 1987 also marked the start of a period of dramatic electoral decline for the Colne Valley Liberals.

Keywords: Richard Wainwright; political campaigns; Member of Parliament; retirement; electoral decline; Colne Valley liberals

Chapter.  20071 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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