Not quite as British as Finchley: the failed attempt to bring British Conservatism to Northern Ireland

  title={Not quite as British as Finchley: the failed attempt to bring British Conservatism to Northern Ireland},
  author={Colin Coulter},
  journal={Irish Studies Review},
  pages={407 - 423}
  • C. Coulter
  • Published 15 September 2015
  • Political Science
  • Irish Studies Review
In a previous issue of Irish Studies Review I examined the unanticipated emergence in the late 1980s of a series of Conservative associations in Northern Ireland. In this follow-up article, I will seek to account for the subsequent swift and ignominious decline in the early 1990s of the Northern Irish Conservatives. While the fortunes of the Ulster Tories were undermined by a number of contingencies – the vagaries of parliamentary arithmetic and their own lack of political judgement foremost… 
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