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Month: January 2016

An Update on the 2016 Welsh Election Study

Posted on 31 January 2016 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

As some of you will recall, in September I mentioned on the blog that a research team I am leading had been fortunate enough to secure funding from the Economic […]

Be Lucky in Your Enemies

Posted on 24 January 2016 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

It was 2007 when things started to go seriously wrong for the Scottish Labour party. In that year they finished narrowly behind the SNP in the Scottish Parliament election (winning […]

All That is Solid…

Posted on 18 January 2016 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

I ended part two of my recent Electoral Review of 2015 by observing, rather portentiously, that “All that is solid about an opinion poll lead can melt into the electoral […]

The First Leaders’ Debate of 2016

Posted on 17 January 2016 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

You could be forgiven for thinking that it was a bit early in the year - and, for that matter, a little early in the day - but the first […]

The Electoral Review of 2015, Part 2

Posted on 11 January 2016 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

For this second part of my review of the electoral year in Wales, I turn to the state of the parties as revealed by the opinion polls. With the establishment […]

The Electoral Review of 2015, Part 1

Posted on 1 January 2016 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

.   After an extraordinary 2015, there’s certainly lots to look forward to, electorally, in 2016. But before we look ahead, a brief glance backwards. I will begin 2016’s electoral […]