Have your say on the future of the Welsh Assembly

12 March 2018

Dr Elin Royles from the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society will chair the session Creating a Parliament for Wales
Dr Elin Royles from the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society will chair the session Creating a Parliament for Wales

Ceredigion residents will be able to voice their opinion on the future of Welsh Assembly at an open meeting which will be held at Theatr Arad Goch, Bath Street, Aberystwyth on Thursday 15 March at 6pm.

The meeting, Creating a Parliament for Wales, is being co-hosted by the Centre for Politics and Society Wales (WISERD) at Aberystwyth University and the National Assembly for Wales.

It is one of a series of meetings being held across Wales to consider the consultation regarding reforming the Assembly to fulfill its responsibilities more effectively and to improve the governance of Wales.

A panel, led by the Llywydd of the National Assembly, Elin Jones AM, will discuss numerous suggestions regarding increasing the number of Assembly Members; which voting system should be used to elect Assembly Members and who should be entitled to vote at Assembly elections. This will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A.

The evening will be chaired by Dr Elin Royles, Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Politics. She said: "The Centre of Welsh Politics and Society is extremely proud of working with the Assembly Commission to host the event.”

"The consultation offers the people of Wales the opportunity to give an opinion on issues that have challenged the Assembly since its inception, in terms of the number of Assembly Members and other steps that can strengthen democracy in Wales in the future."

The event is free and everybody is welcome to attend, but please register beforehand for tickets on: https://www.futuresenedd.wales/events/

 

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Contacts

Dr Elin Royles, Centre of Welsh Politics and Society, Aberystwyth University
01970 622690 / ear@aber.ac.uk

Arthur Dafis, Communications and Public Affairs, Aberystwyth University
01970 621763 / 07841 979452 / aid@aber.ac.uk