WQ90109 (e) Tabled on 08/12/2023

Does the Counsel General expect the Welsh Government's proposals for electoral reform and Senedd expansion to increase turnout at Senedd elections?

Answered by Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution | Answered on 18/12/2023

The Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill seeks to ensure that no Member will be returned through a disproportionate first-past-the-post system, facilitating a Senedd that more accurately represents the choice of voters expressed at an election.

By providing a single route to election, as opposed to the current mixed-member approach, we are creating a simplified, consistent system that is familiar and easily understandable to voters.