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Chief Whip: The Role, History and Black Arts of Parliamentary Whipping

Chief Whip: The Role, History and Black Arts of Parliamentary Whipping (Paperback)

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Tim Renton knows all about whips. He used to be one. Indeed, he served as Margaret Thatcher's chief whip in the year before her downfall. This is a book of two parts. The first part of the book is a memoir of Renton's period as ChiefWhip, where he reveals new information about the fall of Margaret Thatcher and his role in it. He has some explosive revelations which will cause the history of the period to be rewritten. The second part of the book examines the history of parliamentary whipping - a fascinating study of the origins of the term and the characters who have held the office over the centuries. His unique style brings the subject to life and his exposure of the dark arts of whipping and the truth behind the whips' little black book is revealed for the first time. Never before has a former whip been so open about what whips actually do, and his former parliamentary colleagues won't thank him for it.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processes Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 04/04/2005 ISBN-13: 9781842751299  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tim Renton was a Conservative MP from 1974 to 1997 and now sits in the House of Lords as Lord Renton of Mountharty. He was Conservative Chief Whip from 1989 to 1990. He is the author of two bestselling novels, Hostage to Fortune and Dangerous Edge.

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