Roger Scully

Roger Scully

Professor of Political Science in the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University. Jazz fan and horse-racing follower. Dog-walker.


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The Electoral State of the Parties, 3: the Conservatives

Posted on by Roger Scully

For this third piece assessing the electoral state of the parties in Wales I turn to the Conservatives. This time last year I was rather upbeat about their electoral prospects, but much less so about their chances of wielding significant power in the National Assembly. As I observed “The Welsh Tories’ biggest problem, though, does Read moreabout The Electoral State of the Parties, 3: the Conservatives


Party Leadership Questions from the new Barometer poll

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Roger Scully

Our latest Welsh Political Barometer pol included two sets of questions about party leadership. Both produce some interesting results. First, we included our now usual question that asks respondents to the poll to rate leaders on a 0-10 scale. We asked this question for all the main Welsh party leaders, plus the Prime Minister and Read moreabout Party Leadership Questions from the new Barometer poll



We Know No Boundaries

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Roger Scully

As many of you will have noticed, the Boundary Commission for Wales reported last week, with proposals for a new map of the House of Commons constituencies in Wales. Here I’ll just make a few comments and observations on their proposals. First, we should all be aware that the Commission had no discretion at all Read moreabout We Know No Boundaries



The Electoral State of the Parties, II: Plaid Cymru

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Roger Scully

In my second piece assessing the current standing of the political parties in Wales, I turn to the second party in the National Assembly, Plaid Cymru. I observed this time last year that the coming months were “likely to pose considerable challenges for both the leader and her party. They will need to raise their Read moreabout The Electoral State of the Parties, II: Plaid Cymru


The Electoral State of the Parties, I: Labour

Posted on September 5, 2016 by Roger Scully

As has, by now, become traditional on the blog, I’m going to use this period – roughly the start of the new political year, as the summer holidays end, the Assembly is due to reconvene, and the main party conferences approach – to take stock of the electoral performance and current prospects of the major Read moreabout The Electoral State of the Parties, I: Labour




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