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‘Ruth Davidson’s Conservatives’, 2011–19

David Torrance

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides a narrative account of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party between 2011-19, during which it was led by Ruth Davidson. Drawing on academic articles, contemporary media ... More


Riding the Unionist Wave: Ruth Davidson, the Media and the Re-emergence of the Scottish Conservatives

David Patrick

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Although for decades the Scottish media was rather hostile towards the Scottish Conservatives, over the past few years more sympathetic voices (and even cheerleaders) have emerged for Ruth Davidson ... More


Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

David Torrance (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Examines the startling revival of the Scottish Conservative Party under Ruth Davidson’s leadership: A very timely retrospective study of the Scottish Conservative Party's revival under Ruth ... More


‘Standing up for Scotland’ at Westminster?

Paris Gourtsoyannis

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Until 2017, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and its leaders north of the border would barely have registered with journalists and politicians operating from the UK Parliament, but in ... More


‘A lesbian with family values’: Gender and Sexuality in Ruth Davidson’s Leadership of the Contemporary Scottish Conservative Party

Jennifer Thomson

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on Ruth Davidson’s position as a gay female political leader, looking at how gender and sexuality have figured in her media coverage, self-presentation and her own political ... More


A Tale of Two Nationalisms: Scottish Nationalism and Unionism in the Age of Disruption

Gerry Hassan

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Scottish nationalism and Scottish Tory unionism are generally accepted as two irreconcilable forces. This chapter by Gerry Hassan argues that while this might be how both movements wish to see ... More


The Scottish Conservatives and Europe: The Reluctant Brexit Party

Anthony Salamone

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

As Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson was a prominent campaigner for a ‘Remain’ vote in the European Union referendum of June 2016. Following the 2017 general election, meanwhile, Davidson ... More


The Conservative ‘Territorial Code’ under Strain

Richard Hayton

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that since returning to power at Westminster in 2010, Conservative statecraft has broadly followed Jim Bulpitt’s ‘territorial code’ schema. However, it also suggests this has come ... More


Tory Revival in Scotland? Recent Evidence, Future Prospects

Mark Diffley

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This statistical chapter by the respected pollster Mark Diffley analyses the Scottish Conservative Party’s electoral performance since 2010 and establishes whether the independence referendum (or ... More


The Scottish Conservative Party and the Three Unionisms

Alan Convery

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter by Dr Alan Convery of Edinburgh University examines the common commitment of all Scottish Conservatives to the Union. However, it argues that there are many ways for Scotland to remain ... More


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