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A return to two-party politics? : lessons of the 2011 local and devolved elections

Curtice, John and McWhirter, Iain and Jones, Richard Wyn and Asato, Jessica (2011) A return to two-party politics? : lessons of the 2011 local and devolved elections. Public Policy Research, 18 (2). pp. 88-104. ISSN 1744-5396

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Abstract

In the first of three articles by writers looking back at the UK local and devolved elections in May and considering their implications for the future, electoral reform expert John Curtice asks whether the elections signaled the end of the beginning of political pluralism in the UK.