Hutchison, Gary D. (2020) '‘a distant and whiggish country’ : the Conservative party and Scottish elections, 1832–1847.', Historical research., 93 (260). pp. 333-352.
This article examines the role of the Scottish Conservative party in shaping the underlying culture of Scottish politics in the 1830s and 1840s, utilizing numerous collections of private papers, newspapers, memoirs and legal texts. It focuses on the party’s experiences of electioneering rituals, and its innovative electoral registration activities. It then examines the effects of its creation of illegitimate ‘fictitious’ votes, and of its diverse methods for influencing electors. In doing so, it puts ‘party’ at the heart of a notably distinctive and fast-evolving Scottish political culture, and challenges assumptions that this culture was overwhelmingly whiggish in character and inspiration.
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|Publisher statement:||This is the accepted version of the following article: Hutchison, Gary D. (2020). ‘a distant and whiggish country’ the Conservative party and Scottish elections, 1832–1847. Historical Research 93(260): 333-352 which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1093/hisres/htaa010. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.|
|Date accepted:||13 June 2019|
|Date deposited:||09 July 2019|
|Date of first online publication:||29 April 2020|
|Date first made open access:||29 April 2022|
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