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New proposals for electing a larger, more effective and accountable Assembly have been set out by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre and Electoral Reform Society Cymru.  In the first analysis of how a larger Assembly should be elected as it takes on increased powers, the report – Reshaping the Senedd – outlines seven principles, such […]


A completely fictitious person, ‘Elwyn Davies’ is apparently the second-most widely recognised of Wales’ representatives in the European Parliament. This extraordinary result is one of the findings to have emerged from the 2016 Welsh Election Study (WES), a major study of voting, political attitudes and political knowledge, led by researchers at Cardiff University’s Wales Governance […]


Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre has strengthened its External Advisory Board significantly with a number of new appointments. These are: Alan Cogbill: Former Director of the Wales Office. Carolyn Hitt: Award winning Writer and Broadcaster. Gillian Bristow: Professor in Economic Geography and Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at […]


Hundreds of Millions of pounds are at Stake in Crucial Treasury Negotiations according to a new report by researchers from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre and the Institute for Fiscal Studies.  The newly created Joint Exchequer Committee (bringing together Welsh Government and Treasury Ministers) today continues high stakes negotiations over Wales’ future funding.  The report, […]


New polling data released by the Wales Governance Centre suggests that there is no evidence of any emerging consensus amongst Welsh people on what should be achieved from the ‘Brexit’ negotiations following the referendum held on 23 June 2016. The data shows that a majority of those that voted to Leave the European Union (EU) […]


The Wales Governance Centre of Cardiff University is joining forces with Blake Morgan LLP to host a seminar looking at the operation of a distinct Jurisdiction in Practice in Wales.  As the constitutional settlement in Wales is changing, attention is now being turned to the legal system in Wales and how it deals with a […]


Professor Sir Tom Devine, the leading Scottish historian, will deliver the Annual Lecture of the Wales Governance Centre on Thursday 13th October at 6pm at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay.  The lecture will look at the rise of Scottish nationalism and the SNP, the collapse of support for Labour and consider the implications of Brexit […]


As Wales moves towards a new ‘reserved powers’ model of devolution, a new report from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre sets out key reforms to improve justice in Wales. The report is the first of a series of contributions that the Wales Governance Centre will be making to promote debate on the future of the […]


In a new book “More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: Another Fifty Things You Need to Know About Elections”, Professor Roger Scully argues that Wales’s politics have an enduring semi-distinctiveness.   Scottish politics in recent years have diverged greatly from those of Wales, evidenced by the surge in support for the SNP, the decline […]