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A new podcast!

Posted on 11 October 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

I was delighted recently to do an episode of Martin Shipton’s podcast. As many blog readers will know, Martin is Chief Reporter for Media Wales, and a long-standing perceptive observer of the Welsh political scene. You can find him on Twitter: @ShiptonMartin He recently began a series of podcasts, which involve him interviewing at length
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The Electoral State of the Parties, 2: the Conservatives

Posted on 10 October 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

In the second of my pieces assessing the current electoral fortunes of the main political parties, I turn to the Conservatives. In my equivalent piece last year, I concluded that “A year that once looked so promising for the Conservatives now offers them increasingly difficult prospects.” A year on, and not much has changed. Some
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Recent thoughts about the Plaid Cymru leadership election

Posted on 4 October 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Showing a marked lack of consideration for the poor, struggling psephologist, Plaid Cymru managed to time the culmination of their recent leadership election with the end of Freshers’ Week here at Cardiff University. Nonetheless, I managed to put together some thoughts on the outcome of the election, as well as on the departed leader Leanne
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The Electoral State of the Parties, 1: Labour

Posted on 25 September 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Following a tradition entirely invented on this blog, I’m going to be publishing a series of pieces in the next couple of weeks assessing the current electoral position of the main parties in Wales. I start, as always, with our dominant party, Labour. In my equivalent article last year I concluded that “Labour are in
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