Chapter

Do Voters Care about Parties Any More?

John Curtice, Nicola McEwen, Michael Marsh and Rachel Ormston

in Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638994
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638994.003.0007
Do Voters Care about Parties Any More?

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This chapter considers recent trends in the strength of people's attachments to parties in Scotland. It looks at how strongly attached to a party people say they feel. It also garners valuable evidence by looking at how people behave under the two-vote AMS system used in Scottish Parliament elections. For voters who feel strongly attached to a party, it would seem unlikely to indulge in the practice of voting for different parties on the two ballots.

Keywords: Scotland; two-vote AMS system; Scottish Parliament elections; party voting

Chapter.  10525 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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