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The first Welsh Political Barometer, a polling collaboration between the Centre, ITV Cymru Wales and Yougov, of the 2017 General Election campaign was published this afternoon (Monday 24 April 2017). The initial findings of voting intention for Westminster is as follows (changes from January 2017): Conservatives: 40% (+12) Labour: 30% (-3) Plaid Cymru: 13% (no […]


The research centre formally known as the Wales Governance Centre today (April 1, 2017) announces a changes of name to the Wales and Monmouthshire Governance Centre. Wales and Monmouthshire Governance Centre Director, political historian and noted Op-Ed contributor Professor Richard Wyn Jones said, “A detailed search of Wikipedia led me to understand that Monmouthshire’s national […]


The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones AM, the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the leader of Scottish Labour Kezia Dugdale MSP, and former Deputy Prime Minister Lord John Prescott, came together on Wednesday (29 March 2017) to discuss the future of the United Kingdom at an event held by the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff […]



The Welsh Government’s budget could be boosted by over £120 million a year by 2028, and £600 million over the next decade, as a result of the new Fiscal Framework agreement for Wales. This is the main finding of a new report, Fair Funding for Taxing Times?, published today (13 February 2017) by researchers at […]



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, […]