Flashcards in How important are leaders to political parties? Deck (2)
Arguments that leaders to political parties are important
- Tony Blair began in 1997 with an extremely positive image, and won two more elections, and was particularly known for his charisma.
- Nigel Farage's UKIP party got 12% of the vote share in the 2015 general election due to his popularity. However, in the 2017 general election with Paul Nuttall getting less than 2% of the vote.
- David Cameron enjoyed a much more positive image than Ed Miliband. Miliband was slammed in the media consistently and public support for him was low (bacon sandwich photograph)
- During the 2017 general election, Jeremy Corbyn started as a underdog, reviled by much of the pres, opposed by many MP's in his own party and unpopular among voters. Corbyn created a bandwagon effect among the young and created a resurgence.