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The May mandate

"It becomes more tempting to challenge your leader if you are in good company"

By Meg Russell   June 2017


Meg Russell will speak at Prospect’s upcoming 2017 election debate on Tuesday, 6th June.

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Many assume that a sharp increase in the number of Conservative MPs on 8th June will give the Prime Minister far greater power to govern unimpeded. Indeed, the hope of an enhanced personal mandate is what inspired Theresa May’s snap election. The traditional expectation in Britain is, after all, that a government with a comfortable Commons majority can push through more or less whatever policy it pleases. As…

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