Minor parties and independents in times of change: Scottish local elections 1974 to 2007

Bochel, Hugh and Denver, David (2008) Minor parties and independents in times of change: Scottish local elections 1974 to 2007. Local Government Studies, 34 (5). pp. 577-593. ISSN 0300-3930

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03003930802413772

Abstract

This article explores the electoral performance of minor party and Independent candidates in Scottish local elections from 1974 to 2007. This is a period which began with a major restructuring of local government and ended with a change in the electoral system from first-past-the-post to the single transferable vote. It encompasses a second restructuring in the 1990s, the consolidation of the Scottish National Party as an electoral force, and the creation of the Scottish Parliament. Throughout the period, while there have been ebbs and flows, Independents and minor parties have remained significant players in local electoral politics in Scotland.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:elections, local government, Scotland, political parties
Subjects:L Social studies > L200 Politics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:2053
Deposited By: Hugh Bochel
Deposited On:11 Nov 2009 12:12
Last Modified:18 Nov 2013 12:21

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