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


Did the Debates Have an Impact on the 2016 Welsh Assembly Election?

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Roger Scully

Televised leaders’ debates are a relatively new development in UK election campaigns – for general elections, we famously did not have them at all until 2010. There has since been considerable debate, prompted most notably by the failure of ‘Clegg-mania’ to translate into a Liberal Democrat breakthrough in 2010, as to whether such debates can Read moreabout Did the Debates Have an Impact on the 2016 Welsh Assembly Election?







A few things you might be interested in

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Roger Scully

Just a fairly brief up-date on a few matters. First of all, the Wales Governance Centre organised a post-election seminar at the Wales Millennium Centre on Tuesday. I gave a presentation, which both looked at the election results in detail and also presented the very first results from the post-election voter survey conducted by the Read moreabout A few things you might be interested in


All That is Solid…Sometimes Stays Solid

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Roger Scully

A few months prior to the Assembly election I published a piece which looked at the performance of YouGov polls in Wales in comparison to election results. As I observed, during the years since YouGov started polling regularly in Wales, we have had several opportunities to compare their final pre-election vote intention figures with the Read moreabout All That is Solid…Sometimes Stays Solid



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