Mixed messages for (some) parties: the Scottish council elections of 2012

Denver, David and Bochel, Hugh and Steven, Martin (2012) Mixed messages for (some) parties: the Scottish council elections of 2012. Scottish Affairs, 80 . ISSN 0966-0356

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Abstract

This article draws upon the collection and analysis of the results of Scotland's council elections in May 2012. It examines a number of features of those elections including voter turnout, patterns of candidature (such as party and gender), party support and seats won and lost. It also considers the use of the single transferable vote in these elections, the second in Scotland to use that electoral system.

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Additional Information:This article draws upon the collection and analysis of the results of Scotland's council elections in May 2012. It examines a number of features of those elections including voter turnout, patterns of candidature (such as party and gender), party support and seats won and lost. It also considers the use of the single transferable vote in these elections, the second in Scotland to use that electoral system.
Keywords:Scotland, local elections, councillors, political parties, single transferable vote
Subjects:L Social studies > L243 Politics of a specific country/region
L Social studies > L200 Politics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:6605
Deposited By: Hugh Bochel
Deposited On:20 Oct 2012 13:39
Last Modified:20 Oct 2012 13:39

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