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Month: September 2014

New Poll of Cardiff Central

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

  Regular readers of the Blog – and anyone not a regular reader should ask themself some searching questions – will recall discussion in May of a constituency poll in […]

Who Will Vote?

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

  One of the features of the Scottish referendum that has elicited considerable comment was the level of turnout. At 84.6%, the turnout figure was 20.8% higher than in the […]

New BBC/ICM Poll!

Posted on 24 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

  BBC Wales are publishing today some findings from a new opinion poll. . Conducted by ICM, by telephone, it was run shortly after the confirmation of the result of […]

The Electoral State of the Parties, 5: UKIP

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

  This time last year I didn’t write about UKIP. It seemed justifiable at the time. The party had few councillors in Wales (to be precise, a total of two […]

New Welsh Political Barometer Poll

Posted on 16 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

  This week sees publication of the latest poll conducted by the Welsh Political Barometer – a unique collaboration between ITV Cymru Wales, the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University, […]

The Electoral State of the Parties, 4: the Liberal Democrats

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

  Last year’s review of the electoral fortunes of the Welsh Liberal Democrats started with the words ‘Oh dear’, before going on to detail the many electoral misfortunes of the […]

The Electoral State of the Parties, 3: Plaid Cymru

Posted on 8 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

  In this, my third look at the electoral state of the parties, I turn to Plaid Cymru. Twelve months ago, when I reviewed the party’s recent electoral fortunes, I […]

Profiles of the Forty Welsh constituencies

Posted on 5 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

One thing I had been thinking would be very useful to have prior to the next general election was a comprehensive set of constituency profiles: write-ups on all forty seats, […]

A Few Words on Scotland

Posted on 4 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

The more observant amongst you may have noticed that Scotland is holding a referendum in two weeks' time. Nothing major - just the simple matter of Scotland potentially becoming an […]

The Electoral State of the Parties, 2: the Conservatives

Posted on 1 September 2014 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

  In the second of these reviews of the electoral state of the parties in Wales, I turn to look at the official opposition in the National Assembly, the Conservatives. […]