Scotland’s Electoral Geography Differed from the Rest of Britain’s in 2017 (and 2015) – Exploring its Contours

Ron Johnston, Kelvyn Jones, David Manley, Charles Pattie, Todd Hartman

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Abstract

The rapid expansion in support for the Scottish National Party between the 2010 and 2015 general elections substantially changed the country’s electoral geography, as again did its relative decline at the next election in 2017. At that last contest, however, the SNP won many seats with fewer than 40 per cent of the votes cast, a situation very different from that in the rest of Great Britain. That difference – which had a considerable impact on the formation of a government in June
2017 – came about because of the nature of the competition in individual seats.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScottish Geographical Journal
Early online date13 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • general election
  • Electoral geography
  • PARTY COMPETITION
  • SCOTLAND

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