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The No-men of England: The Geordie revolt that defeated the Scotland and Wales Bill in 1977

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The Scotland and Wales Acts 1978 failed on multiple criteria. Although devolution of powers to Scotland and Wales was a principal policy of the Labour governments in office from 1974 to 1979, it was defeated in a guillotine vote in 1977. That defeat was orchestrated by the leaders of Tyne & Wear County Council, angry that a government of their own party was apparently neglecting their region in favour of Scotland. The project was rescued in two separate bills, but a further rebel amendmen...

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10.1111/1467-923X.12268

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Political Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
87
Issue:
4
Pages:
601–608
Publication date:
2016-06-09
Acceptance date:
2016-04-15
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1467-923X
ISSN:
0032-3179
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616325
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uuid:b48c7a26-a453-4a67-861a-8d6d404c9f68
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pubs:616325
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2016-07-13

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