New Right

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The New Right refers to a political philosophy that combines a return to classical liberalism with traditional values and strong, but limited government. In the United Kingdom, the New Right was championed by Conservative Cabinet minister Keith Joseph, but rejected by the Conservative Party hierarchy at the time, led by Edward Heath. Following the Party's loss in the 1974 general elections, Margaret Thatcher seized the leadership on a New Right platform that would reshape British politics to the political Right.

The New Right also inspired the conservative revival in the United States under President Ronald Reagan, helping to overturn the moderate Ford and Nixon wing of the Republican Party,[Citation Needed] as well as the liberal New Deal wing of the Democratic Party, forcing that party to shift to centre ground under Bill Clinton.