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Scottish Parliament Election preview: the end of Labour’s fortress in Glasgow?

Leith, Murray (2016) Scottish Parliament Election preview: the end of Labour’s fortress in Glasgow? Democratic Audit UK (29 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Glasgow, sitting within ‘Red Clydeside’, has long been a Labour citadel, with the party historically weighing rather than counting the vote, such was their dominance. But elections in 2007 and 2010 showed that the City is nowadays willing to look elsewhere politically, with the independence referendum of 2014 accelerating the shift in support from Labour to SNP. Here, Murray Leith looks at the contests, and argues that Glasgow’s days as a Labour fortress are coming to an end.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 11:16
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 05:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80716

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