We have now surveyed all the regions of Great Britain, and it remains to draw the threads together and to consider how far British politics in this period can be explained in terms of region, class, religion, or other factors. It must, of course, be recognised that while the national boundaries between England, Scotland and Wales had an obvious cultural significance, the concept of the regions of England has a certain artificiality, for there was no general agreement in the period that we have examined about how important they were or even how many there should be or where their boundaries should be drawn.1 Yet C. B. Faweet’s delineation, though not directly related to a consideration of the political factors with which we have been concerned, does have many advantages in exposing to view the differences in political behaviour in different parts of the country, and in allowing characteristics of a local type to emerge in the regional statistics.
KeywordsLabour Party Unionist Poll Liberal Party Personal Influence Social Geography
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