Impact on Elections outside Westminster

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SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

  • AMS (hybrid) used, Nationalism, very patriotic
  • Labour largest single party (1999,2003) produced result broadly representative
  • Clear shift towards voting for smaller parties
  • Labour Lib Dem coalition 2003
  • FPTP not used because didnt want them to gain a majority
  • Choice of AMS designed to produce coalition
  • Scottish referendum held when gained majority in 2011,  55% no 45% yes

WALES AND THE WELSH ASSEMBLEY

  • AMS (hybrid) used
  • 2003,1999
  • All 3 dominant parties won seats
  • Plaid

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