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Labour revival holding firm The revival in the fortunes of the Welsh Labour party is holding firm, while Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats are on course for historically bad election results. These are the key messages to come out of the new Welsh Political Barometer poll, the very latest measure of where the parties […]


Huge leap in Labour support as Conservatives go into reverse in Wales Support for the Labour party in Wales has surged in the last two weeks, while the Conservative momentum in Wales appears to have gone into reverse. These are the key messages to come out of the new Welsh Political Barometer poll, the very […]



Labour fighting back in Wales- but the Conservatives are still on course for an historic triumph at the general election Labour is fighting back in Wales – but the Conservatives are still on course for an historic triumph at the general election. These are the key messages to come out of the new Welsh Political […]


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 […]