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Electoral Reform in Wales

Posted on 25 July 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

As you may have noticed, the blog has been rather quiet over the weeks since the general election. Well, even us psephologists need to re-charge our batteries now and then – and perhaps particularly after an unexpected general election… Anyway, the next few weeks will likely continue to be fairly quiet. I’ll be having some
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Seminar on the 2017 General Election

Posted on 5 July 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

On the morning of 5th July, the Wales Governance Centre (@WalesGovernance) organised an analysis seminar on the 2017 general election. The seminar was chaired with much aplomb by Catrin Haf Jones of ITV Cymru-Wales (@CatrinPenlan) – diolch yn fawr iawn iddi hi! It featured a presentation by me, and then a Q&A session with my
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Election 2017: How the Welsh Political Barometer Did

Posted on 14 June 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

On respect in which the 2017 general election was certainly not dull was the opinion polling in Wales. Our first two Welsh Political Barometer polls of the election showed clear Conservative leads; there was then a dramatic turnaround, with the final three polls indicating that Labour had a distinct advantage.   The opinion polls are
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The Election in Wales: Some Initial Thoughts

Posted on 9 June 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

Even in this extraordinary general election, the result in Wales almost defies belief. Recall that the first Welsh two polls of the campaign put the Conservatives on historically high levels of support, and apparently on course to transform electoral politics in Wales by capturing a long list of seats from Labour. Subsequent polls had shown
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