Tim Bale graduated from Cambridge and did a Masters Degree at Northwestern University, USA. He then worked for the NHS, he PhD in Politics at Sheffield University. He went on to teach politics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Sussex University and joined Queen Mary University of London in 2012. Tim’s media work includes writing for the Financial Times, the Guardian, Observer and Telegraph, and has appeared on various BBC radio and television programmes. In 2011 he received the Political Studies Association’s W.J.M. Mackenzie prize for his book The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron, a new edition of which is published this year. Other books include European Politics: a Comparative Introduction, The Conservatives since 1945: the Drivers of Party Change, and Five Year Mission. The Labour Party under Ed Miliband. He occasionally tweets @ProfTimBale. You can find his non-academic writing on his blog.
Tom Rubens, in favour of the Motion. Introductory comment “The Party of the 90%” This contribution delineates the outlook of a political party which does not yet exist, but which could come into being either as a completely new party or as one that is the radically reformed version of…