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Month: October 2015

The Draft Wales Bill: the Electoral Implications

Posted on 26 October 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

It was all fun and games in Wales last Tuesday, as the Draft Wales Bill was published by the UK Government. This putative piece of legislation has had quite a […]

Welsh feature from the Westminster Hour

Posted on 23 October 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Last Sunday's Westminster Hour show on Radio 4 had a feature on Welsh politics. There was a focus on Llanelli, with the two main candidates for the Assembly seat there […]

Attitudes to the EU in Wales – an Update and Comparison

Posted on 19 October 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

One issue that we’ve returned to periodically on the blog over the last two and a bit years is attitudes to the European Union. There have been several reasons for […]

The Electoral State of the Parties, 5: UKIP

Posted on 12 October 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

It is becoming increasingly difficult to recall that, until quite recently, UKIP had made minimal impact on electoral politics in Wales. Other than narrowly winning the last Welsh European Parliament […]

Yesterday’s local by-election

Posted on 8 October 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

We had a local council by-election here in Wales yesterday. (Quite why it was held on a Wednesday is not something I have yet been able to discover). I don't […]

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

Posted on 5 October 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

In my comments this time last year about the Liberal Democrats, I observed that “he next year for the Liberal Democrats will certainly be difficult. It could be very bloody […]

The New Welsh Political Barometer Poll: Referendum Voting Intentions

Posted on 1 October 2015 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

The latest Welsh Political Barometer produced, as we saw earlier in the week, some very interesting findings on voting intention and on the ratings of the party leaders. However, these […]