The Territorial Conservative Party: Devolution and Party Change in Scotland and Wales

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Abstract

How did the territorial Conservative Party adapt to devolution? This detailed analysis of the Scottish and Welsh Conservative Parties explains how they moved from campaigning against devolution to sitting in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. Tracing the processes of party change in both parties this study explains why the Welsh Conservatives unexpectedly embraced devolution while the Scottish Conservatives took much longer to accept that Westminster was no longer the priority.

This book will be of interest to students of British, Scottish and Welsh politics and anyone who is interested in the Conservative Party. It also speaks to wider debates about the nature of devolution, party change and multi-level governance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages152
ISBN (Electronic)9781526100542, 9781526100535
ISBN (Print)9781784991319
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameNew Perspectives on the Right
PublisherManchester University Press

Keywords

  • Conservatuve Party
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • devolution
  • political parties
  • multi-level governance

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