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Lessons from Scandinavia

What can David Cameron learn from the experience of Moderaterna, Sweden's centre-right party?

By prospect   October 2007

Can David Cameron learn anything from Sweden, and its conservative party Moderaterna? The two parties are certainly friendly. There are regular informal meetings between them in London and Stockholm, and in February, Cameron spent two full days in Sweden.

Like the Tory party, Moderaterna has recently undergone perhaps the most dramatic makeover in its history. But unlike Cameron’s team, Moderaterna has had the chance to contest and win a general election.

Moderaterna’s development over the last few years, and some of its electoral tactics, could serve as a blueprint to the Tories as to how to win power. However, Cameron…

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