Alan Convery

Alan Convery

Politics and International Relations
University of Edinburgh
Senior Lecturer in Politics


I completed my PhD at Strathclyde University in 2013. My thesis examined the impact of devolution on the Welsh and Scottish Conservative parties. I joined the School of Social and Political Science as a lecturer in September 2013. I previously taught at the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. You can follow me @AlanConvery.

Research interests

My research interests are in broadly three areas: conservatism and the UK Conservative Party (especially in Scotland and Wales); territorial politics and public policy; and British, Scottish and Welsh politics.

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Scottish Tories still suffering tremors from Brexit earthquake

The Scottish Conservatives have a new leader, but it will be difficult for the Scottish Conservatives to revive their success of 2016. Alan Convery, University of Edinburgh, the party are still dealing with the aftershocks of Brexit.

What next for the Scottish Tories?

Alan Convery discusses how Tories should celebrate in Scotland and then think of the Union.

Scottish Tories Still Have 'Reasons to be Cautious'

Much has been said about the possibility that the Conservatives could come second in May's Scottish Parliament election. However, says, Alan Convery, both their past record and the wider context mean they should be cautious about 2016.
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Separate to accumulate? Lessons from the Tory debate for Scottish Labour

Alan Convery asks, with diminished representation in Scotland, should the Scottish Labour Party consider separating entirely from the UK Labour Party?

Learning about the Referendum online

Alan Convery welcomes participants who would like to join our free #indyref online course.

A New Direction for the Conservatives on Devolution?

Alan Convery reflects on how the publication of the Strathclyde Commission report on further devolution marks another significant moment in a long journey for the Scottish Conservatives.