Modes and models of Conservative women’s leadership in the 1930s
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As Tory icon and equally as demon of the Left, Margaret Thatcher has cast a long shadow, making it difficult to imagine modes and models of women's Conservative leadership without Britain's first woman prime minister as their logical culmination. The valuable work performed by Conservative women at grass roots has been acknowledged in the scholarship, as the strategies developed by the party mobilises women as both party workers and voters. The relationship between conservatism and women, and conservative women and feminism is in the process of being recalibrated by historians and political scientist. Despite the considerable political success of the Conservative Party, its Conservative Women's Association (CWA), and Tory women's scoring many significant 'firsts' in the aftermath of suffrage, there is a noticeable under-representation of Conservative and especially centre-right women in the historiography.

Rethinking right-wing women

Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s to the present


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