The 2007 Welsh Assembly Election

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dc.contributor.author Elias, Anwen
dc.contributor.author Scully, Roger
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-16T10:58:21Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-16T10:58:21Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Elias , A & Scully , R 2008 , ' The 2007 Welsh Assembly Election ' Regional and Federal Studies , vol 18 , no. 1 , pp. 103-109 . , 10.1080/13597560701855269 en
dc.identifier.issn 1743-9434
dc.identifier.other PURE: 98535
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1848
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1848
dc.identifier.uri http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a790466395~db=all en
dc.description Regional and Federal Studies, 2007, Vol.18, No.1, pp.103-109 en
dc.description.abstract The third election to the devolved National Assembly for Wales (NAW) took place on 3 May 2007. The election produced a result that was, on the surface at least, wholly unremarkable. The governing Labour Party, against a background of general unpopularity for the party across the UK, lost a small amount of ground; the main opposition parties made modest gains without enjoying any major breakthroughs. Yet, when the election result is examined in greater detail, the outcome looks far more interesting and suggests some significant and far-reaching consequences for Welsh politics. After briefly outlining the context within which the election took place, and summarizing the results, the article turns to consider the implications of the election in greater detail. The 2007 election may be most significant for providing further evidence of the decline of Labour Party dominance in Wales. Labour in Wales has enjoyed a sustained hegemony that has few parallels in the democratic world.1 But the 2007 election may well have marked the final fracturing of this hegemony, with both immediate consequences for the governance of Wales, as well as longer-term consequences for the establishment of a more genuinely competitive party politics within Wales. en
dc.format.extent 7 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Regional and Federal Studies en
dc.title The 2007 Welsh Assembly Election en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13597560701855269
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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