My current research is centred around four main areas:
Winston Churchill; specifically, his political thought.
Party political funding.
Other research interests
Ideological developments within the British Labour tradition over the last century and a half; the history of Lonrho; notions of civic pride and municipalisation; architecture; psephology and election culture; corruption; political gossip; the history of heckling; student politics in 19th and early 20th century Britain; social networks; prosopography.