Constitutionally Sound Episode 9: The Conservatives in Scotland

Experts discuss the Conservatives in Scotland in new podcast episode



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Constitutionally Sound is back!

In this new episode of Constitutionally Sound - the Centre on Constitutional Change's podcast - our host Nicola McEwen is joined by guests Alan Convery and Andy Maciver to discuss the Conservatives in Scotland.

They examine some of the challenges and opportunities currently facing the party in Scotland, including:

  • What level of autonomy does the Scottish party have from the UK Conservative party - could go it alone and how would that work?
  • Where does Douglas Ross’ recent call for Boris Johnson to resign leave the Scottish leader and the party?
  • What is the Scottish Conservatives strategy beyond opposing another Scottish independence referendum?

Alan Convery is Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh whose research interests focus on conservatism and the UK Conservative Party, and the impact of devolution on the Welsh and Scottish Conservative parties.

Andy Maciver is former Head of Communications for the Scottish Conservatives, co-founder of lobbying and PR consultancy Message Matters, and political analyst, strategist, and commentator.

And our host is Nicola McEwen, Professor of Territorial Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change.


Listen to Episode 9: The Conservatives in Scotland