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Briefing: ​Why you should be watching Wales – Number Cruncher Politics
Of course there are plenty of interesting things about Wales, but one thing that’s particularly interesting right now is its voting patterns – a long-time Labour fortress (having been red since 1922) that voted Leave. Wales sits on coal and was traditionally heavily industrialised. But in the modern post-mining, post-industrial setting, it has many of the sort of areas that have been sliding away from Labour for some time (just as in similar places in England) and which the parties on the right will be watching closely. As such, what happens there (such as the all-out local elections four months