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The Alyn and Deeside By-Election

Posted on 5 February 2018 by Professor Roger Scully

This week we will see the fourth by-election in the history of the National Assembly for Wales. By-elections only occur when constituency seats become vacant. As we were reminded over the Christmas break, when a regional list AM vacates their seat, for whatever reason, they will normally be replaced by the next person on that
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The End is Nigh

Posted on 5 February 2018 by Professor Roger Scully

As some of you may be aware, I have a forthcoming book due out soon. The End of British Party Politics? analyses the fragmentation of electoral and party politics between the constituent nations of the UK. Neil Kinnock has already been kind enough to say about the book that “In the swirl of current UK
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Would Wales Vote Against Devolution Today?

Posted on 11 January 2018 by Professor Roger Scully

Some interest was generated this weekend by an article in the Sunday Times, in which Conservative Assembly leader Andrew RT Davies appeared to cast doubt over whether Wales would vote for devolution today if given the choice. I responded on Twitter at the time that this statement did not appear to be in line with
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2018: The Political Year Ahead

Posted on 9 January 2018 by Professor Roger Scully

In my last blog post I looked back at the extraordinary electoral year of 2017. I’d now like to look forward and consider what 2018 may have in store. First, however, a note of caution. In summer 2015 – with the Labour leadership contest under way and the U.S. presidential primary races taking shape –
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