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The Electoral State of the Parties, 3: Plaid Cymru

Posted on 16 October 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

This time last year I was able to talk about the electoral state of Plaid Cymru in fairly positive terms. In the past few months the party had regained its status as the second party in the National Assembly, and had won two of the four PCC elections in Wales; during the post-election period, Plaid
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Ideas Worth Spreading…

Posted on 5 October 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

TED talks are one of the phenomena of the modern age. By getting experts to convey a single important idea or research finding in a short, accessible talk, they have attracted huge audiences. I’m a great fan of them myself, and have learned huge amounts from watching many TED talks. I am very pleased to
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Announcing…

Posted on 2 October 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

Since the general election concluded, a lot has happened in UK politics. That’s all given me a lot to contemplate. It has led to an exciting new project – a new book entitled The End of British Party Politics? Though I’ve written several academic books this will be my first non-academic book: that is, it is
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The Electoral State of the Parties, 2: the Conservatives

Posted on 26 September 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

Let’s start with the good news, shall we? This year’s general election saw the Conservatives in Wales achieve some historic success. Back in June the Tories increased their share of the vote in Wales by 6.3 percentage points over their already rather good performance in 2015. The Welsh Conservative vote share, at 33.6%, equalled their
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