The beginning of ‘clear blue water’?

Posted on 12 June 2017 by Nye Davies

After a disappointing election night for the party in Wales, Nye Davies explores calls for the strengthening of the Welsh Conservative brand Disappointment in Wales After the first Welsh General Election barometer poll, the Conservative Party was in buoyant mood. The party was projected to win Wales and end Labour Party dominance which had existed
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Dryswch yng Nghymru Fydd?

Posted on 14 February 2017 by Aled Hughes

Aled Morgan Hughes sy’n ymateb i argymhellion diweddar gan Lywodraeth Cymru ar ddiwygio etholiadau cyngor sir… Dros yr ugain mlynedd ddiwethaf, gyda thwf pwerau a chynrychiolaeth, does fawr amheuaeth i fap etholiadol Cymru ddod yn fwyfwy cymhleth. Dychmygwch, er enghraifft, neidio mewn car a gyrru o Gaernarfon i Aberystwyth. Gwibio heibio’r chwedlonol Madiha Tandoori; foot
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Political Knowledge in Wales

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Jac Larner

The issue of measuring the political knowledge of voters is one that can be traced to the origins of modern political science. Without the ability to measure public opinion on a large scale, academics of the past worried that the electorate were apathetic and uninformed about government. Although modern public opinion measurement has improved at
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Gender and Representation in National Assembly for Wales Elections

Posted on 12 October 2016 by Jac Larner

In 2003, the National Assembly for Wales made waves worldwide as the first legislature to achieve 50:50 gender balance. Having shown such swift progress on equal representation, the Assembly has enjoyed a reputation as an institution more progressive – and representative – than Westminster. Yet in the years since, we’ve already begun to see the
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