In advance of the forthcoming party conferences, much attention will be paid to the speeches of the party leaders. Professor Alan Finlayson’s research on political speech was featured on the Westminster Hour.
The programme was aired on August 10th. You can listen to the podcast here (from 24:59-35:10): http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/westhour.
Alan Finlayson recently undertook a Leverhulme Trust funded on British Political Speech. This compiled copies of speeches given by Conservative, Labour and Liberal/Liberal Democrat Party leaders going back to 1895.
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