Minor Tremor but Several Casualties: The 2003 Welsh Election

Richard Wyn Jones, Roger Scully

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The inaugural election to the devolved National Assembly for Wales in May 1999 produced a sensational result, often described since as a ‘quiet earthquake’ in Welsh politics. Four years on, the second election saw a less dramatic, but still important outcome. In this article we review the background to the May 2003 election, analyse the results and examine detailed survey evidence about how 2003 differed from 1999 in terms of the factors shaping voting patterns and the overall outcome in Wales’ second devolved election.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Elections and Parties Review
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 14
EditorsJustin Fisher, Paul Webb, David Broughton
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781134230693
ISBN (Print)9780415362665
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2022


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