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Conservative Leadership - What Works and What Doesn't

British Government@LSE public lecture


The history of the Conservative party has, extraordinarily, rarely been written in a single volume for the general reader. There are academic multi-volume accounts and a multitude of smaller books with limited historical scope. But in 'The Conservatives-A History' Robin Harris, Margaret Thatcher's speechwriter and party insider, tells the whole story and fills a gaping hole in Britain's historiographical record.

Robin Harris worked for the Conservative Party from 1978, and increasingly closely with Margaret Thatcher herself from 1985, writing her speeches and advising on policy. By the close of her premiership, he was probably the most trusted member of her political team at Downing Street, and he left Number Ten with her. As a member of her personal staff, he then drafted the two volumes of her autobiography and a further book on her behalf. He has also written a history of Dubrovnik and an acclaimed biography of Talleyrand.

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Speaker(s):

Robin Harris | talks
Dr Paul Kelly | talks

 

Date and Time:

14 November 2011 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Old Theatre
Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
London
WC2A 2AE


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London School of Economics & Political Science
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Free

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