Conservative Euroscepticism and the Referendum Party in the 1997 British General Election

@article{McAllister2000ConservativeEA,
  title={Conservative Euroscepticism and the Referendum Party in the 1997 British General Election},
  author={I. McAllister and D. Studlar},
  journal={Party Politics},
  year={2000},
  volume={6},
  pages={359 - 371}
}
Few issues have divided the British Conservative Party more seriously than prospect of greater European integration in the 1990s. In the 1997 election, Conservative candidates were divided almost equally between declared Eurosceptics, opposing a single currency, and those taking a `wait and see' attitude. In addition, the Referendum Party challenged the major parties from a Eurosceptical position. Using exit poll data and constituency results, we find that although Eurosceptical Conservatives… Expand
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