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Betting the house: the inside story of the 2017 election

Betting the house: the inside story of the 2017 election

Ross, Tim (Journalist), author; McTague, Tom, author

On 18th April 2017, Theresa May stunned Britain by announcing a snap election. With poll leads of more than 20 points over Jeremy Corbyn's divided Labour Party, the first Tory landslide since Margaret Thatcher's day seemed certain. Seven weeks later, Tory dreams had turned to dust. Instead of the 100-seat victory she'd been hoping for, May had lost her majority, leaving Parliament hung and her premiership hanging by a thread. Labour MPs, meanwhile, could scarcely believe their luck. Far from delivering the wipe-out that most predicted, Corbyn's popular, anti-austerity agenda won the party 30 seats, cementing his position as leader and denying May the right to govern alone. This timely book gets to the bottom of why the Tories failed, and how Corbyn's Labour overcame impossible odds to emerge closer to power than at any election since the era of Tony Blair

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Biteback Publishing, 2017
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Available at Cheltenham and Cirencester.

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    9950023947 Politics & Government 324.941 Adult Non-Fiction Available
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Tim Ross and Tom McTague
ISBN: 1785902954, 9781785902956
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: xiv, 457 pages ; 22 cm
Subject: Politics and Government.; Great Britain. Parliament Elections, 2017.; Political campaigns Great Britain History 21st century.; Great Britain Politics and government 2007-