The Conservative Party’s Weakness As a Consequence Of Weak Leadership
After the resignation of Peel in 1846 the Conservative Party split into three main groupings. The Peelites: loyal supporters of Peel who were unsatisfied with the current Conservative Party, the Ultra Tories who were the immovable, reactionary classical Tories who regarded the party’s sole purpose as being the support and promotion of its backers; the landowners, and finally the Liberal Conservatives who argues that lately the party had lost support and that unless the Tories started to rule in a more liberal fashion they would lose power, the liberals believed that they must retain an aristocratic approach whilst appealing to …show more content…
the shortest of any party in either the house of Lords or Commons* during British history. The Conservative Party was in a hopeless position in terms of leadership, Peel would neither lead nor allow others to lead effectively.
Apart from weak leadership there were many other key factors that