Federalists in name only? Reassessing the federal credentials of the Liberal Democrats: An English case study

  title={Federalists in name only? Reassessing the federal credentials of the Liberal Democrats: An English case study},
  author={Adam Evans},
  journal={British Politics},
  • Adam Evans
  • Published 5 May 2014
  • Political Science
  • British Politics
Of the main UK political parties, the Liberal Democrats have been unique in their commitment to federalism. This federalism stretches to the Liberal Democrats’ organisational structure and constitution and to their vision for the structure of the United Kingdom as a whole. A decade after devolution, and with proposals for further reform of the constitution, one might imagine that these federal beliefs would see the party placed at the vanguard of these constitutional debates. Looking in more… 
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