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Labour Support Reaches 50% in Wales: the new Welsh Political Barometer Poll

Posted on 11 September 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

The Labour party’s resurgence has taken them up to fifty percent support in Wales. This is the standout finding from the latest Welsh Political Barometer poll, the first systematic test of public attitudes and voting intentions since last June’s general election. Our new poll explored voting intentions for both Westminster and the National Assembly. These
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Why there is an accountability deficit in Welsh politics

Posted on 4 September 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

Today’s blog post is a guest article by my Wales Governance Centre colleague Dr Einion Dafydd. You can find Einion on Twitter (@EinionDafydd).   Devolved institutions in Wales were established to improve representation and to strengthen accountability. Labour won a majority of seats in Wales at every general election during the years 1922–97, yet the
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The Electoral State of the Parties, 1: Labour

Posted on 29 August 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

Following the tradition invented on this blog over the last four years, I’m going to use this period – as summer holidays end and we begin a new political year – to reflect on the electoral standing and performance of the main political parties in Wales. As always in Wales, we begin with Labour. The
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Electoral Reform in Wales

Posted on 25 July 2017 by Professor Roger Scully

As you may have noticed, the blog has been rather quiet over the weeks since the general election. Well, even us psephologists need to re-charge our batteries now and then – and perhaps particularly after an unexpected general election… Anyway, the next few weeks will likely continue to be fairly quiet. I’ll be having some
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