This set brings together for the first time British Political Party General Election Manifestos of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Parties, dating back to 1900, including the most recent General Election manifestos of 1997.
The project provides an indispensible source of data about contrasting political ideologies and policy positions as well as charting their changes over time. In addition to the new introductions to each volume, there will be a comprehensive index, making the volumes easier to use.
Alistair B. Cooke was Deputy Director of the Conservative Research Department from 1985 to 1997, and the Director of the Conservative Political Centre from 1988 to 1997. During that time he edited some 300 pamphlets for the Conservative Party, along with 6 volumes of its comprehensive record of policy, the Campaign Guide and collections of Margaret Thatcher and John Major's speeches. He is also the editor of The Conservative Party: Seven Historical Studies, 1680 to the 1990s.
Dennis Kavanagh is Professor of Politics at Liverpool University. He has already published Political Science and Political Behaviour with Routledge.
Duncan Brack is Programmes Director at the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He was previously the Policy Director for the Liberal Democrats and editor of the Dictionary of Liberal Biography, published by Politicos in February 1999.