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The iron law of Miliband

By 196 votes to 41, Labour MPs recently endorsed Ed Miliband’s proposal to abolish bi-annual elections to the Shadow Cabinet and allow him to pick its members. If endorsed by Labour’s autumn conference (and it will) this will mean that the leader, and only the leader, can decide who will sit on the Front Bench.

In my first piece for the Huffington Post I relate this apparently modest measure to the work of Robert Michaels who in his classic text Political Parties (1911) predicted that all parties would one day be subject to the ‘iron law of oligarchy’.

Steven Fielding

Published inBritish PoliticsLabour

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