Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Professor of Political Science, Wales Governance Centre


Latest posts



The Electoral State of the Parties, 2: the Conservatives

Posted on 13 September 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

For the second in this short series of pieces looking at the current standing and electoral prospects of the major political parties in Wales, I turn to the Conservatives. To say that the Welsh Conservatives experienced mixed fortunes during 2019 would be a good contender for under-statement of the decade. Many might have forgotten that,
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Articles for the New Statesman and The Spectator

Posted on 5 June 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

The two leading political magazines in Britain, the New Statesman and The Spectator, have both carried online articles today about findings from the latest Welsh Political Barometer poll. The New Statesman piece, about the improvement in public perceptions of the First Minister, is here: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/wales/2020/06/mark-drakefield-welsh-first-minister-covid-labour And you can read The Spectator piece, about how I
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Attitudes to Devolution and Welsh Independence

Posted on 5 June 2020 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

(This piece first appeared on the Nation.Cymru site) The highest level of support yet recorded for Welsh independence is among the stand out findings from the latest Welsh Political Barometer poll. As is usual, the latest Barometer poll asked several questions assessing public attitudes to how Wales should be governed. First, we asked two parallel
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