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Peter Temple-Morris - Across the Floor: A Life in Dissenting Politics - 9781784534509 - KSS0010320
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Across the Floor: A Life in Dissenting Politics

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Description for Across the Floor: A Life in Dissenting Politics Hardcover. Political memoir of a dissenting voice in British politics. Num Pages: 320 pages, 37 bw in 2x8pp plates. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJP; 3JM; BGHA; BM; JPQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 236 x 241 x 35. Weight in Grams: 708. Inscribed to previous owner. Good clean copy in good dustwrapper showing minor shelf wear
On 20 June 1998 Peter Temple-Morris, Conservative MP for Leominster, crossed the floor to join his rivals on the Labour party benches. What drove a seasoned Conservative politician - one of the so-called 'Cambridge Mafia', with 24 years' experience as a Conservative MP - to change his allegiance so radically? In this memoir of a long and varied political career, Temple-Morris answers this question, unveiling the slow, gradual process of disillusionment with the Conservative party, especially under Margaret Thatcher, and the growing appeal of the New Labour movement under Tony Blair. As well as providing an important overview of British ... Read more

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About Peter Temple-Morris
Lord (Peter) Temple-Morris is a Labour peer. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Leominster in 1974 and sat as a Conservative MP until 1998 when he crossed the floor to the Labour benches. He remained an MP until 2001.

Reviews for Across the Floor: A Life in Dissenting Politics
'A frank and very personal account of a political defection. A fascinating procession of politicians move across the pages. Overseas there is a particularly strong account of Iran under and after the Shah. A very good read - just a pity we Tories let him get away.' - Norman (Lord) Fowler : 'Across the Floor is the well-written memoir of ... Read more

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