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Month: September 2015

The Party Leaders – New Evidence from Wales

Posted on 29 September 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

The new Welsh Political Barometer poll appears to suggest something of a ‘Corbyn bounce’ for the Labour party in Wales. But how much of that, if anything, is actually down […]

The Corbyn Bounce?

Posted on 28 September 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

In the brief period since he became party leader, people have been wondering whether Jeremy Corbyn might produce a boost to Labour’s support. The few Britain-wide polls conducted have so […]

Next Week on Elections in Wales

Posted on 25 September 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

I'm going to interrupt publication of the series of 'Electoral State of the Parties' pieces next week. This is because I'll be publishing details of the latest Welsh Political Barometer […]

The Electoral State of the Parties, 3: Plaid Cymru

Posted on 21 September 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

In my assessment of Plaid Cymru’s prospects this time last year, I observed that “a UK general election, in which a Wales-only party will inevitably be marginalised by the UK […]

The 2016 Welsh Election Study

Posted on 17 September 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

I was recently very pleased to receive confirmation from the UK's Economic and Social Research Council that they had agreed to fund the 2016 Welsh Election Study. This is a […]

The Electoral State of the Parties, 2: the Conservatives

Posted on 14 September 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

In my assessment of the Welsh Tories last year, I suggested that “he Conservatives may well be on the defensive in the coming general election, but their prospects of it […]

A Lesson for Everyone

Posted on 10 September 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

I will be spending much of today studying Lord Ashcroft's latest report, in which he examines the reasons for the Labour Party's electoral failure at the 2015 general election. The […]

The Electoral State of the Parties, 1: Labour

Posted on 7 September 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

As I’ve done for the last two years, I’m once again going to use this period – the start of a new political year, as the summer holidays end, the […]