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The 2011 Devolved Elections in the UK


  • Jonathan Tonge

    1. Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool. He has produced 14 books and over 50 journal articles and chapters on British and Irish politics. His most recent book is Loyal to the Core? Orangeism and Britishness in Northern Ireland, with James McAuley and Andrew Mycock.
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An SNP majority in Holyrood; Labour victory in Wales; DUP and Sinn Fein triumphs. Jonathan Tonge reviews May's devolved elections.

The devolved elections in May produced some surprising outcomes, not least an SNP overall majority in Holyrood. Jonathan Tonge examines the results in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and assesses their significance amid an increase in the powers of the UK's devolved institutions.

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