back to liberalism main page the lib lab pact a parliamentary agreement 1977 78 a review by michael meadowcroft the first thing to say about this book is that it is an important addition to modern british political history. Using archival sources and interviews with key participants new insight is gained to how the lib lab pact of 1977 78 an agreement short of a full coalition came about was structured and implemented and how liberal leader david steel might have achieved significant policy concessions on electoral reform. The lib lab pact examines the only formal cross party understanding at westminster between 1945 2010 through the use of archival sources and unique interviews with key participants this study brings new insights into how an agreement short of a full coalition came about how it was administered . In british politics a lib lab pact is a working arrangement between the liberal democrats in previous times the liberal party and the labour party there have been four such arrangements and one alleged proposal at the national level. Using archival sources and interviews with key participants new insight is gained to how the lib lab pact of 1977 78 an agreement short of a full coalition came about was structured and read more
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