Publications

Books

(editor) Conservative Politics in National and Imperial Crisis: Letters from Britain to the Viceroy of India 1926-1931 (Ashgate, 2014)

Portrait of a Party: The Conservative Party in Britain 1918-1945 (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Dole Queues and Demons: British Election Posters from the Conservative Party Archive (Bodleian Library Press, 2011)

(edited with Anthony Seldon) Recovering Power: The Conservatives in Opposition since 1867 (Palgrave, 2005)

Winston Churchill (British Library & New York University Press, 2003)

(editor, with Ian Holliday) Mass Conservatism: The Conservatives and the Public since the 1880s (Frank Cass, 2002)

(editor), Parliament and Politics in the Age of Churchill and Attlee: the Headlam Diaries 1935–1951 (Royal Historical Society, Camden 5th series, vol. 14, & Cambridge University Press, 1999)

(editor), The Conservative Party since 1945 (Manchester University Press, 1998)

(editor with Anthony Seldon), The Heath Government 1970–1974: A Reappraisal (Longman, 1996)

The Conservative Party and British Politics 1902–1951 (Longman, 1995)

(editor with Anthony Seldon), Conservative Century: the Conservative Party since 1900 (Oxford University Press, 1994)

(editor), Parliament and Politics in the Age of Baldwin and MacDonald: The Headlam Diaries 1923–1935 (The Historians' Press, 1992)

Baldwin and the Conservative Party: The Crisis of 1929–1931 (Yale University Press, 1988)

Articles and Essays

Churchill and the Conservative Party’, in Richard Toye (ed.), Winston Churchill: Politics, Strategy and Statecraft (Bloomsbury, 2017), 75-92.

‘Neville Chamberlain’, in C. Clarke, T. James, T. Bale & P. Diamond (eds), British Conservative Leaders (Biteback, 2015), 211-236.

‘The principles of British Conservatism from Balfour to Heath, c.1910-1975’, in R. Carr & B. Hart (eds.), The Foundations of the Modern British Conservative Party (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), 13-38.

‘The Conservative Party, the role of the state and the politics of protection, c.1918-1932’, History, 96, no. 323 (2011), 280-303.

‘The legacy of Coalition: fear and loathing in Conservative politics, 1922-1931’, Contemporary British History, 25, no. 1 (2011), 65-82.

‘Factors in opposition performance: the Conservative experience since 1867’, in S. Ball & A. Seldon (editors), Recovering Power: The Conservatives in Opposition since 1867 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 1-27.

‘Democracy and the rise of Labour: 1924 and 1929-1931’, in S. Ball & A. Seldon (editors), Recovering Power: The Conservatives in Opposition since 1867 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 134-168.

(with Andrew Thorpe & Matthew Worley), ‘Elections, leaflets and whist drives: constituency party members in Britain between the wars’, in M. Worley (ed.), Labour’s Grass Roots: Essays on the Activities and Experiences of Labour Party Members, 1918-1945 (Ashgate, 2005), 7-32.

‘Stanley Baldwin’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004), on-line & printed in Volume 3, 460-477.

(with Andrew Thorpe & Matthew Worley), ‘Researching the grass roots: the records of constituency level political parties in five British counties, 1918-40’, Archives, 29, no. 110 (2004), 1-23.

‘The Conservatives in opposition, 1906-1979: a comparative analysis’, in M. Garnett & P. Lynch (eds.), The Conservatives in Crisis (Manchester University Press, 2003), 7-28.

‘Churchill and the Conservative Party’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 6th series, 11 (2001), 307-330.

‘Neville Chamberlain’, in R. Eccleshall & G. Walker, eds., Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers (Routledge, 1998), 289-295.

‘Stanley Baldwin’, in R. Kelly & J. Cantrell (eds.), Modern British Statesmen 1867-1945, (Manchester University Press, 1997), 161-178.

‘1916-1929’, in A. Seldon (ed.), How Tory Governments Fall: The Tory Party in Power since 1783 (Fontana, 1996), 231-283.

‘The Conservative Party and the Heath Government’, in S. Ball & A. Seldon (eds.), The Heath Government 1970-1974: A Reappraisal (Longman, 1996), 315-350.

‘National politics and local history: the regional and local archives of the Conservative Party 1867-1945’, Archives, 22, no. 94 (1996), 27-59.

‘The national and regional Party structure’, in A. Seldon & S. Ball (eds.), Conservative Century: the Conservative Party since 1900 (Oxford University Press, 1994), 169-220.

‘Local Conservatism and the evolution of the Party organisation’, in A. Seldon & S. Ball (eds.), Conservative Century: the Conservative Party since 1900 (Oxford University Press, 1994), 261-311.

‘The National Government, 1931: crisis and controversy’, Parliamentary History, 12, no. 2 (1993), 184-200.

‘Parliament and politics in Britain 1900-51’, Parliamentary History, 10, no. 2 (1991), 243-276.

‘The politics of appeasement: the fall of the Duchess of Atholl and the Kinross and West Perth by-election, December 1938’, Scottish Historical Review, 69, no. 1 (1990), 49-83.

‘The 1922 Committee: the formative years 1922-45’, Parliamentary History, 9, no. 1 (1990), 129-157.

‘The Conservative Party and the formation of the National Government: August 1931’, Historical Journal, 29 (1986), 159-182.

‘Failure of an opposition?: the Conservative Party in Parliament 1929-31’, Parliamentary History, 5 (1986), 83-98.

‘Asquith’s decline and the general election of 1918’, Scottish Historical Review, 61 (1982), 44-61.

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