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Electing a Larger National Assembly

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Roger Scully

Three years ago, colleagues at the Wales Governance Centre, working alongside the Electoral Reform Society Cymru, published a report advocating a larger National Assembly for Wales. The case they made then is, I think, yet stronger now. While the Assembly may have been adequately sized, at sixty AMs, for its initially very limited powers, it is
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And Just a Little More on Prejudice…

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Roger Scully

Well, I think that is enough about Elwyn Davies for a little while. Here I would like to follow up on this previous post, which drew on evidence from this year’s Welsh Election Study to examine levels of prejudice and negative attitudes towards various groups in Welsh society. My PhD student Jac Larner – who
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Elwyn Davies – the Not-So-Funny Side

Posted on November 21, 2016 by Roger Scully

Well, my last blog post was popular, wasn’t it? Presentation of some 2016 Welsh Election Study (WES) findings on levels of name recognition for our different elected politicians attracted lots of attention. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, particular notice was paid to the dismal results for Wales’ MEPs; when survey respondents were presented with a list, which
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Who Represents You? Part II

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Roger Scully

In my previous blog post I outlined some of the questions that we asked in this year’s pre-election wave of the 2016 Welsh Election Study (WES) about voter recognition of their elected representatives. As I explained, we asked our survey respondents about all four types of elected politician we have in Wales above the level
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