Special issue – the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition of 2010–2015. In this issue: Coalition and the deluge – interviews with Nick Clegg and former ministers; Why did it go wrong?; Managing the coalition; The impacts of coalition; The 2015 election campaign and its outcome; Comparing coalitions.
Introduction to this special issue of the Journal.
Interviews with Nick Clegg and ten other former Liberal Democrat ministers on their experiences of the 2010–15 coalition.
Analyses of why the coalition experiment ended so disastrously for the Liberal Democrats; plus a review of Seldon and Finn, The Coalition Effect 2010–2015.
Review of Anthony Seldon and Mike Finn (eds.), The Coalition Effect 2010–2015 (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
How did the coalition work as a government? And how was the party itself managed?
The coalition and Liberal Democrat members; and the impact on the party in Scotland.
Analyses of the election result, and a look at what happened to the party’s campaigning machine.
A comparison of the coalition with the Scottish experience of 1999–2007; and a look at parallels from history.