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The Electoral State of the Parties, 3: Plaid Cymru

Posted on 30 September 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

For the third piece in this short series evaluating the electoral standing and prospects of Wales’ main political parties, I turn to Plaid Cymru. As with the other main political parties, the recent past for Plaid has seen extraordinary changes in fortunes. Summer 2019 saw the party scoring some historic successes. For the first time
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The September Welsh Political Barometer Poll

Posted on 14 September 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

After the dramatic political changes of recent times, our new Welsh Political Barometer poll shows relative stability in the fortunes of the main political parties. But it also points to the Senedd election next May being very much up for grabs. And our new poll has historically bad ratings for one party. After an April
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The Latest on the Party Leaders

Posted on 14 September 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

You can read my discussion of what our new Welsh Political Barometer poll found about the party leaders here:
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The Electoral State of the Parties, 2: the Conservatives

Posted on 13 September 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

For the second in this short series of pieces looking at the current standing and electoral prospects of the major political parties in Wales, I turn to the Conservatives. To say that the Welsh Conservatives experienced mixed fortunes during 2019 would be a good contender for under-statement of the decade. Many might have forgotten that,
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