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Dr Tim Heppell's Publications


  • Heppell T, The Tories from Winston Churchill to David Cameron (London: Bloomsbury, 2014)

  • Heppell T, Theakston K, How Labour Governments Fall: From Ramsay MacDonald to Gordon Brown (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013)

  • How Labour Governments Fall: From Ramsay MacDonald to Gordon Brown, ed. by Heppell T and Theakston K (Palgrave, 2013)

  • Heppell T, Leaders of the Opposition: From Winston Churchill to David Cameron (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012)

  • Heppell T, Seawright D, Cameron and the Conservatives: The Transition to Coalition Government (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012)

  • Heppell T, Choosing the Labour Leader: Labour Party Leadership Elections from Wilson to Brown (London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2010)

  • Heppell, T, Choosing the Tory Leader: Conservative Party Leadership Elections from Heath to Cameron (London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2008), 1-254

  • Heppell T, The Conservative Party Leadership of John Major 1992 to 1997 (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006), 1-330

Journal articles

  • Crines A, Heppell T, Hill M, ‘Enoch Powell's 'rivers of blood' speech: A rhetorical political analysis’, British Politics, 11.1 (2016), 72-94
    DOI: 10.1057/bp.2015.13, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/99732/

  • Crines A, Heppell T, ‘Rhetorical Style and Issue Emphasis within the Conference Speeches of UKIP’s Nigel Farage 2010-2014’, British Politics 2016
    DOI: 10.1057/bp.2016.2, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/99733/

  • Heppell T, Bennister M, ‘Comparing the dynamics of party leadership survival in Britain and Australia: Brown, Rudd and Gillard’, Government and Opposition, 51.1 (2016), 134-159
    DOI: 10.1017/gov.2014.31, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/82697/

  • Heppell T, Hill M, ‘Prime Ministerial Powers of Patronage: Ministerial Appointments and Dismissals Under Edward Heath’, Contemporary British History, 29.4 (2015), 464-485
    DOI: 10.1080/13619462.2014.997715

  • Heppell T, ‘The Cameron-Clegg Coalition: The Lessons learnt from Coalition Formation’, Political Insight, 6.1 (2015)

  • Heppell T, ‘Prime Ministers in Power: Political Leadership in Britain and Australia’, PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, 67.2 (2014), 506-512

  • Heppell T, ‘Electing and Ejecting Party Leaders in Britain’, Party Politics, 20.2 (2014)

  • Heppell T, ‘Ministerial selection and portfolio allocation in the Cameron Government’, Parliamentary Affairs, 67.1 (2014), 64-79
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/82698/

  • Heppell T, Atkins J, Theakston K, ‘The Rise of the Novice Cabinet Minister: The Career Trajectories of Cabinet Ministers in British Government from Attlee to Cameron’, Political Quarterly, 84.3 (2013), 362-370
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2013.12022.x, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/78664/

  • Heppell T, ‘The Conservative Party Leadership of David Cameron: Heresthetics and the Realignment of British Politics’, British Politics, 8.2 (2013), 260-284

  • Heppell T, ‘Cameron and Liberal Conservatism: Attitudes within the Parliamentary Conservative Party and Conservative Ministers’, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 15.3 (2013), 340-361

  • Heppell T, ‘From Crisis to Coalition: The Conservative Party in Opposition since 1997’, Contemporary British History, 26.3 (2012)

  • Heppell T, ‘Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party’, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 18.3 (2012)

  • Heppell T, ‘Ed Miliband: A Post New Labour Leader?’, Politics Review, 22.2 (2012), 2-5

  • Heppell T, ‘Ministerial Selection and the Cameron Government: Female Ministerial Representation and the One-Third Objective’, Representation, 48.2 (2012), 209-219

  • Heppell T, Lightfoot S, ‘We will not balance the books on the backs of the poorest people in the world” Understanding Conservative Party Strategy on International Aid’, Political Quarterly, 83.1 (2012), 130-138

  • Heppell T, Crines A, ‘How Michael Foot won the Labour Party Leadership’, Political Quarterly, 82.1 (2011), 81-94
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/77820/

  • Heppell T, ‘Toxic Leadership: Applying the Lipman-Blumen model to political leadership’, Representation, 47.3 (2011), 242-249

  • Heppell T, ‘Departmental Restructuring under New Labour’, Political Quarterly, 82.3 (2011), 425-434

  • Heppell T, Hill M, ‘The Voting Motivations of Conservative Parliamentarians in the Conservative Party Leadership Election of 2001’, Politics, 30.1 (2010), 36-51

  • Heppell T, ‘The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron’, Contemporary British History, 24.4 (2010)

  • Heppell T, Hayton R, ‘The Quiet Man of British Politics: the Rise, Fall and Significance of Iain Duncan Smith’, Parliamentary Affairs, 63.3 (2010), 425-445

  • Heppell T, Hill M, ‘Transcending Thatcherism? Ideology and the Conservative Party Leadership Mandate of David Cameron’, Political Quarterly, 80.3 (2009), 388-399

  • Heppell T, ‘No More than another Major: How William Hague became Leader of the Conservative Party’, Conservative History Journal, 6 (2008)

  • Heppell T, ‘The Degenerative Tendencies of Long Serving Governments...1963...1996...2008?’, Parliamentary Affairs, 61.4 (2008), 578-596

  • Heppell T, Hill, M, ‘The Conservative Party Leadership Election of 1997: An Analysis of the Voting Motivations of Conservative Parliamentarians’, British Politics, 3.1 (2008), 63-91

  • Heppell T, ‘Weak and ineffective? Reassessing the party political leadership of John Major’, POLIT QUART, 78.3 (2007), 382-391

  • Heppell T, ‘A Crisis of Legitimacy: The Conservative Party Leadership of John Major’, Contemporary British History, 21.4 (2007), 471-490

  • Heppell T, ‘The Conservative Party and European Integration since 1945: At the Heart of Europe?’, Contemporary Politics, 13.3 (2007)

  • Heppell T, ‘Ideological typologies of contemporary British conservatism’, Political Studies Review, 3.3 (2005), 335-355

  • Heppell T, ‘Ideology and ministerial allocation in the Major government 1992–1997’, Politics, 25.3 (2005), 144-152

  • Heppell, T, ‘The ideological composition of the parliamentary conservative party 1992 to 1997’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 4.2 (2002), 299-324


  • Hayton R, Heppell T, ‘The Presidentialization of Party Politics in the United Kingdom’, in The Presidentialization of Political Parties: Organizations, Institutions and Leaders, ed. by Passarelli G (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/92565/

  • Heppell T, McMeeking T, ‘Fight and Fight Again: The Oratory of Hugh Gaitskell’, in Labour Orators: From Bevan to Brown, ed. by Hayton R and Crines A (Manchester University Press, 2014)

  • Heppell T, McMeeking T, ‘The Oratory of John Major’, in Conservative Orators: From Stanley Baldwin to David Cameron, ed. by Hayton R and Crines A (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014)

  • Heppell T, ‘The Fall of the Brown Government 2010’, in How Labour Government Fall: From Ramsay MacDonald to Gordon Brown, ed. by Heppell T and Theakston K (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013)

  • Heppell T, ‘British Prime Ministers and their Parties’, in Prime Ministerial Leadership: Power, Party and Performance in Westminster Systems, ed. by Strangio P, t'Hart P and Walter J (Oxford University Press, 2013)

  • Theakston K, Heppell T, ‘Introduction’, in How Labour Governments Fall, ed. by Heppell T and Theakston K (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

  • Heppell T, Hill M, ‘Labour in Opposition’, in Cameron and the Conservatives: The Transition to Coalition Government, ed. by Heppell T and Seawright D (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012)

  • Upham P, Gössling S, ‘Conclusion’, in Climate Change and Aviation: Issues, Challenges and Solutions ([n.pub.], 2012), 373-376
    DOI: 10.4324/9781849770774

  • Heppell T, ‘Hugh Gaitskell 1955-1963’, in Leaders of the Opposition: From Winston Churchill to David Cameron, ed. by Heppell T (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012)

  • Heppell T, Honeyman V, ‘Clement Attlee 1951-55’, in Leaders of the Opposition: From Churchill to Cameron (Palgrave, 2012)

  • Heppell T, ‘New Labour, Social Justice and Electoral Strategy’, in Redefining Social Justice: New Labour, Rhetoric and Reality, ed. by Bryson V and Fisher P (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011)


  • Heppell T, Theakston K, Seawright D, What Makes for an Effective Leader of the Opposition, (London: Centre for Opposition Studies, 2015)

Internet publications

  • Heppell T, The Theory of Post War Consensus, (Brit Politics Blog, 2014)

  • Heppell T, Theakston K, Atkins J, Party Leaders are getting younger, but Cabinet ministers are not, (Democratic Audit, 2013)

  • Heppell T, What do I have to do to get promoted? Tory MPs resent the reduced likelihood of reshuffles and promotions under the coalition, (London School of Economics British Politics and Policy Blog, 2012)

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