British Statewide Parties and Multilevel Politics

@article{Hopkin2006BritishSP,
  title={British Statewide Parties and Multilevel Politics},
  author={J. Hopkin and J. Bradbury},
  journal={Publius-the Journal of Federalism},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={135-152}
}
The article addresses how Britain's major statewide political parties—Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats—adapted to political devolution in Scotland and Wales. It explores party organization, programs, and policymaking. It argues that the Labour Party experienced the most territorial intraparty conflict but fairly rapidly achieved a new balance between British and Scottish/Welsh party interests. The Conservative Party struggled after its 1997 UK election defeat and failed to… Expand
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