THE SQUEEZED MIDDLE? THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS IN WALES AND SCOTLAND: A POST-COALITION REASSESSMENT

@article{Evans2015THESM,
  title={THE SQUEEZED MIDDLE? THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS IN WALES AND SCOTLAND: A POST-COALITION REASSESSMENT},
  author={A. Evans},
  journal={Scottish affairs},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={163-186}
}
  • A. Evans
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Scottish affairs
  • In the wake of the repeated electoral losses suffered by the Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats in 2011 and 2012, it is perhaps unsurprising that recent analysis has focused on the ‘toxic impact of the federal party's coalition with the Conservative party’ on the devolved state parties electoral fortunes. Certainly this significant electoral collapse, alongside the hostility to both parties recorded in the 2011 Scottish and Welsh electoral surveys, could be said to lend credence to such a… CONTINUE READING

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