16 Mar 2018
The National Assembly for Wales are to give us an insight into how devolution and the Assembly could be changing and how to engage with the consultation through a webinar, and an event in Wrexham. Both will take place in March.
Wednesday 21 March 2018
2pm-3pm, delivered in English, with Adrian Crompton, Director of
The National Assembly has launched a public consultation on the
scope of potential electoral reforms, including the number of
Assembly Members, how they are elected and the minimum voting age
as well as other issues, including prisoner voting.
In this webinar The National Assembly for Wales will explain the
proposals, how you can influence them and the timetable for
Devolution in Wales is entering a new phase. From April the
Welsh Government will have powers in areas such as energy,
planning, roads and harbours.
The Assembly now has powers to agree some taxes. From 2019, this
will include income tax-varying powers.
The Wales Act 2017 gives the Assembly powers over its own
electoral arrangements. Last year, the Expert Panel's report on
Assembly Electoral Reform, recommended that the Assembly needs
between 20 and 30 additional Members elected through a more
proportional electoral system with diversity at its heart. It also
recommended lowering the minimum voting age for National Assembly
elections to include sixteen and seventeen year olds.
You can learn more about the consultation by visiting the
consultation website at www.assembly.wales/futuresenedd.
The consultation will close on Friday 6 April 2018
Who the webinar is for
This webinar is for organisations that engage with the Assembly
or are affected by Welsh Government policies.
Book your place
To book you place please send your name and email address to email@example.com
Friday 23 March
Ramada Plaza, Wrexham
6pm - 7.30pm
The event will discuss similar themes as the webinar, above, but
offers the opportunity to meet officials and pose your questions in
a Q&A session attended by Presiding Officer Elin Jones AM.
Book your free place here.