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Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections

John Curtice and David McCrone


The Scottish parliamentary and local elections of 2007 were significant for two key reasons: the SNP was brought to power for the first time in its history, posing a fundamental challenge to the 300-year Scottish-English Union; and the local elections used the Single Transferable Vote — the first time such an electoral system has been used in Great Britain since 1945. This book explores the significance of these two developments, asking whether they herald a revolutionary break with the past or simply mark a continuing evolution of existing patterns of Scottish politics. It does so using, as a ... More

Keywords: SNP, Scottish-English Union, elections, Single Transferable Vote, electoral system, Scottish politics, annual sample surveys, devolution, electoral behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638994
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Curtice, author

David McCrone, author