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Aber Research Papers
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Aber Research Papers

  • GB 0210 ABRRSH
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2022

Papers of Aber Research, an organisation founded by the donor to conduct opinion polls and gather statistical information on behalf of Plaid Cymru during the 1990s, including a background paper, opinion poll reports, General Election statistical reports, correspondence, press cuttings and related documents.

Aber Research

Background paper on Aber Reseach

The file comprises a paper written by Gwyn Jenkins, explaining the background to Aber Research, its relationship with Plaid Cymru and its role in providing data mainly in Ceredigion and Pembroke North and Ceredigion, but also in other constituencies in Wales.

Jenkins, Gwyn.

Correspondence, press cuttings and related documents

The file comprises correspondence, press-cuttings and related documents, mainly regarding opinion polls and election data. Includes a paper entitled "The People of Penparcau on the NHS: A Plaid Cymru Survey", November 1985; a paper by Paul O'Leary entitled "Ceredigion a Gogledd Penfro: Disgrifiad o'r etholaeth", June 1986; Beaufort Research Ltd: "Wales Opinion Poll Data", June 1987; a typescript article "The 1987 General Election in Wales", probably by Denis Balsom; a letter by Cynog Dafis dated 21 February 1990 regarding opinion poll questions; a paper by Cynog Dafis on he proposed pact between Plaid Cymru and the Green Party dated 4 September 1990, papers on the Plaid Cymru/Green election campaign, 1991-2, including the controversies over Aber Research opinion poll data and statistics gathered at the count, April 192 and post 192 election data and papers.
It also includes a paper entitled "The Ceredigion County Campaign: Draft Basic Policy Paper" by Ken Jones and Iolo ap Gwynn dated 17 July 193; papers relating to the Plaid Cymru Valleys Conference held at Hirwaun on 4 December 1993; a discussion paper by Marc Phillips "Pwyllgorau rhanbarth Dyfed yn sgil ad drefnu llywodraeth leol a seneddol, 194; discussion papers and documents by Aber Research in preparation for the 1997 General Election campaign including a paper by Gwyn Jenkins, 22 December 1992 "Yr Etholiad Nesaf: Rhai Ystadegau Defnyddiol" and various General Election campaign papers.

General election statistical reports

The file comprises statistical reports on results and voting patters in the Ceredigion and Pembroke North constituency on the 1987 and 1992 General Elections and on the Ceredigion constituency on the 1997 General Election.

Opinion polls

The file comprises reports on the results of opinion polls carried out within the Ceredigion and Pembroke North constituency in 1990, 1991 and 192 and in the Ceredigion constituency in 1996.