In this book, Emma Peplow and Priscila Pivatto draw on the History of Parliament Trust's collection of oral history interviews with postwar British MPs to highlight their diverse political experiences in Parliament. Featuring extracts from a collection of interviews with over 160 former MPs who sat from the 1950s until the 2000s, The Political Lives of Postwar British MPs gives a voice to those MPs’ stories. In the process, readers will be given rare glimpse into the spaces inhabited by MPs, the political rivalries and friendships and the rising and falling of their careers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Priscila Pivatto is Research Associate at The History of Parliament Trust, UK. She completed a PhD in Public Law at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and was a visiting scholar in Colombia Center for Oral History Research, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
The Political Lives of Postwar British MPs: An Oral History of Parliament
Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
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