Month: August 2013



The Electoral State of the Parties, 2: The Conservatives

Posted on 27 August 2013 by Professor Roger Scully

Any discussion of the Conservatives in Wales tends, at some point, to focus on the defining feature of almost their entire history – the relative weakness of Welsh Conservatism. The Conservative party in Wales has long been substantially less successful than in England, and until fairly recently was also much less successful than in Scotland.
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Polling Voting Intentions for Devolved Elections in Mid-Term

Posted on 19 August 2013 by Professor Roger Scully

One aspect of last month’s YouGov poll for this blog that elicited particular comment was the results for Assembly regional list voting intentions. To remind you, the voting intention figures in the poll were:   Westminster Labour: 48% Conservative: 23% LibDems: 8% Plaid Cymru 9% UKIP: 8%   National Assembly (Constituency) Labour: 46% Conservative: 19%
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Public Attitudes to the Parties: An Alternative Approach

Posted on 6 August 2013 by Professor Roger Scully

The conventional way to assess the standing of political parties with the public is through opinion polls that measure current voting intentions. This Blog, of course, recently published some such results for Wales. This is very useful information on how the parties are currently faring. However, to get a more rounded and fuller perspective on
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