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H&P Trade Union Forum: The Conservative Party and the Trade Unions

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Conservative politicians and trade unionists are not traditionally seen as being a comfortable fit, either now or in the past. But how much does the stereotype fit the reality and what is being done to try and build up new links? At H&P's Trade Union Forum meeting, Pete Dorey looked at the history over decades and Richard Balfe discussed the Tories' efforts to reach out to trade unionists.

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