Roger Scully

Roger Scully

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


Latest posts

The New Electoral Boundaries in Wales

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Roger Scully

As many of you will be aware, we are due to have the first draft of proposals for the new, twenty-nine seat, constituency boundaries in Wales published in September by the Boundary Commission. The new boundaries proposed will doubtless stir considerable debate, both within and between the parties. What might, and should, they look like? Read moreabout The New Electoral Boundaries in Wales


The Most Important Issue?

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Roger Scully

(This blog-post, and three following ones, have been prepared with the very considerable assistance of Matt Congreve, a Cardiff University student currently working for the Wales Governance Centre as part of the Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @CongreveMatt)   One of the key priorities of the Voter Study component Read moreabout The Most Important Issue?




We Are Three

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Roger Scully

Elections in Wales is three today. Yes, it’s a full three years since this blog was launched on an unsuspecting and defenceless nation; a Wales that hitherto had managed to get by without the periodic online ramblings about its electoral processes by some obscure Cardiff University Prof. (And did you know that he isn’t even Read moreabout We Are Three



The Party Leaders, 2: The Conservatives

Posted on July 5, 2016 by Roger Scully

I’ve been following politics since late 1978 (I was an unusual eight-year-old). During all that time I’m fairly sure that there has never been a time when the three parties that had secured the most votes at the previous general election were all, simultaneously, having contests for the party leadership. However, that is the situation Read moreabout The Party Leaders, 2: The Conservatives


The Party Leaders, 1

Posted on by Roger Scully

Our new Welsh Political Barometer poll contains substantial information about attitudes towards the party leaders – and, indeed, potential party leaders. Such is the amount of information contained in the poll that I’m going to break it up into three different posts. Later ones will discuss the challengers for the Conservative leadership, and potential candidates Read moreabout The Party Leaders, 1


The EU Referendum: Afterthoughts and Consequences?

Posted on by Roger Scully

As part of new Welsh Political Barometer poll, we thought it would be interesting to ask our respondents about their attitudes to the recent EU Referendum. First of all, we checked with our respondents how they had voted in the referendum. Our weighted sample is not an exact representation of the Welsh public; of those Read moreabout The EU Referendum: Afterthoughts and Consequences?



Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, the views contained within this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Cardiff University.