The Conservative Party and devolved national identities: Scotland and Wales compared

  title={The Conservative Party and devolved national identities: Scotland and Wales compared},
  author={M. Steven and Owain Llyr ap Gareth and L. Baston},
  journal={National Identities},
  pages={71 - 81}
  • M. Steven, Owain Llyr ap Gareth, L. Baston
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • National Identities
  • This article focuses on the role of national identity in the behaviour and performance of the Scottish Conservative Party – the main voice of opposition to devolution in the 1990s. In particular, it will address the apparent flat-lining of its popular vote, arguing that this is a direct consequence of the party doggedly adhering to a more traditional form of ‘unionist nationalism’. This can be contrasted with Wales, where the party has adapted well to devolution, and enjoyed a steady… CONTINUE READING
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