Month: September 2017

The Electoral State of the Parties, 2: the Conservatives

Posted on 26 September 2017 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Let’s start with the good news, shall we? This year’s general election saw the Conservatives in Wales achieve some historic success. Back in June the Tories increased their share of the vote in Wales by 6.3 percentage points over their already rather good performance in 2015. The Welsh Conservative vote share, at 33.6%, equalled their
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Labour Support Reaches 50% in Wales: the new Welsh Political Barometer Poll

Posted on 11 September 2017 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

The Labour party’s resurgence has taken them up to fifty percent support in Wales. This is the standout finding from the latest Welsh Political Barometer poll, the first systematic test of public attitudes and voting intentions since last June’s general election. Our new poll explored voting intentions for both Westminster and the National Assembly. These
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Why there is an accountability deficit in Welsh politics

Posted on 4 September 2017 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Today’s blog post is a guest article by my Wales Governance Centre colleague Dr Einion Dafydd. You can find Einion on Twitter (@EinionDafydd).   Devolved institutions in Wales were established to improve representation and to strengthen accountability. Labour won a majority of seats in Wales at every general election during the years 1922–97, yet the
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