As Labour and Plaid Cymru set out their plans for Senedd expansion, our Senior Reporter, Seb Bench details the changes and considers the longer term implications for politics in Wales.
Monday afternoon sees the Finance Committee hold a scrutiny session with Kirsty Williams on the financial implications of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill. Adrian Crompton, the Auditor General for Wales, will then appear before the committee for scrutiny of Audit Wales’ accounts and 2021-22 plan. Similarly, over in the Equality, Local Government and Communities […]
A Senedd committee has published a report, advocating a new electoral system, more members, and measures to improve diversity. Calling for legislation to be introduced soon after next May’s election, the Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform recommends: increasing the number of Members of the Senedd from 60 to 80-90 due to constraints on members’ time […]
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On Wednesday the Assembly’s presiding officer, Elin Jones, introduced the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill to the floor of the Siambr. The Bill makes provision for some of the most significant constitutional changes in Wales since the Assembly was established in 1999. Joe Atkinson takes a look at what the Bill means for the future […]
Our free daily business update includes the latest from the Welsh Government and all upcoming Assembly plenary debates and committee meetings. If you work in Welsh public affairs or are just interested in what’s happening at the National Assembly for Wales, Newsdirect has got you covered. We’re a specialist political monitoring agency operating in Cardiff, […]
Joe Atkinson takes a look at what’s happening in the National Assembly for Wales this week. Renewed Focus on the Environment The renewed political focus on climate change following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on the impacts of man-made global warming has been palpable in the Assembly, with calls for the intensification of […]
Joe Atkinson takes a look at 5 talking points from the Senedd in the week ahead