A return to two-party politics?
Article first published online: 26 AUG 2011
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Public Policy Research
Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 88–104, June-August 2011
How to Cite
Curtice, J., McWhirter, I., Wyn Jones, R. and Asato, J. (2011), A return to two-party politics?. Public Policy Research, 18: 88–104. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-540X.2011.00647.x
- Issue published online: 26 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 26 AUG 2011
In the first of three articles by writers looking back at the UK local and devolved elections in May and considering their implications for the future, electoral reform expert John Curtice asks whether the elections signaled the end of the beginning of political pluralism in the UK.
Iain McWhirter finds a re-elected Scottish National Party playing the long game in the quest for independence.
Richard Wyn Jones examines the aftermath of the devolved elections, as the Labour Party forms a minority government in Wales.
Director of the Labour Yes to AV campaign Jessica Asato argues that a ‘people's campaign’ with no grassroots appeal was doomed from the start.