Into power 02

Think tank: Future Governance Forum

Author(s): Phil Tinline

April 9, 2024

This report from UK think tank the Future Governance Forum looks at the Conservative Party’s 2010 transition from opposition to government.

Into Power 02 looks at what political parties today can learn from the last time that power changed hands from one governing party to another here in the UK. Drawing on conversations with former Conservative ministers and political advisers, along with former senior civil servants who experienced the move into power first hand, this publication makes recommendations for how an opposition party can set itself up to govern effectively and make good on ambitious promises made during the election campaign.