Welsh Candidate Study

I conduct the Welsh Candidate Study to collect information about candidates who stand at the Senedd elections. This project entails running a post-election survey among candidates who seek to become Members of Senedd, asking various question about their political background, campaign choices, and political views. It provides further transparency about devolved campaigns in Wales, who the candidates standing for election are and what they believe in.

2021 Welsh Candidate Study

I was the Principal Investigator for the 2021 Welsh Parliament election. It was conducted to collect information on candidates who stood at the 2021 Welsh Parliament election, featuring questions on their candidacy, campaign practices, policy positions, attitudes towards representation, and personal background. The questionnaire has considerable overlap with the 2016 Welsh Candidate Study questionnaire.

Documentation

Survey questionnaire in English and Welsh.

2016 Welsh Candidate Study

I was the Principal Investigator for the 2016 Welsh Candidate Study. It was conducted to collect information on candidates who stood at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election, featuring questions on their candidacy, campaign practices, policy positions, attitudes towards representation, and personal background. The questionnaire has overlap with the voter survey component of the 2016 Welsh Election Study.

Documentation

Survey questionnaire in English and Welsh.

Bibliography

2021: Trumm, S. "Explaining support for Brexit among parliamentary candidates: The case of Wales". British Politics, 16/1: 58-73. [link

 

2018: Trumm, S. "The best of both worlds? Evaluating the campaign behaviour of dual candidates". Electoral Studies, 56: 14-22. [link

2018: Trumm, S. "Representation in Wales: An empirical analysis of the policy divisions between voters and candidates". The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 20/2: 425-440. [link