Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Conservative CenturyThe Conservative Party since 1900$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anthony Seldon and Stuart Ball

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202387

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 17 October 2019

The Party and English Local Government

The Party and English Local Government

Chapter:
(p.403) 11 The Party and English Local Government
Source:
Conservative Century
Author(s):

KEN YOUNG

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0011

This chapter focuses on the local government – the relationship between the Conservatives and the structure and functions of local government itself. It points to generally successful attempts between the wars to adjust the legacy of the Salisbury era to demographic and technological change. The chapter explains that in the reorganization of London in 1963 and the Local Government Act of 1972, the balance between central control and local autonomy was ruptured. It clarifies that legislation under Thatcher and Major since 1979 has tried to reverse some of these changes, but that at the same time Conservative cabinet ministers have found themselves in conflict with local authorities on key policy issues. The result of this change has been a crisis of confidence and loss of purpose in local government, with criticism and rebellion from the Conservative councils and councillors, who, by the early 1990s, were suffering the consequence at the ballot box.

Keywords:   local government, Conservatives, reorganization of London, Salisbury era

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .