Electing a more diverse Senedd

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

Purpose of the consultation


The Committee on Senedd Electoral Reform was established in September 2019 to examine the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform in respect of the size of the Senedd and how Members are elected. We are seeking written evidence to inform our inquiry into electing a more diverse Senedd.


The questions in the consultation letter (PDF, 188KB) explore issues relating to the diversity and representativeness of the Senedd and candidates who stand for election. As the letter as published pre-dates the Senedd’s name change on 6 May 2020, references to the Assembly should be read as referring to the Senedd.


You can find the evidence that we have already heard about these issues on our website. More information about the Senedd and its Members is available on the Senedd’s website.


How to respond to this consultation


You are welcome to answer some or all of the questions in the consultation letter. Your answers will help to inform our thinking on these matters.


We would like to hear from as many people as possible about what they think about the issues in this consultation – if you know anyone who might be interested in responding, please share it with them.


You can respond to the consultation by emailing The deadline for responses is 21 May 2020.


Providing Written Evidence


The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.


Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Disclosure of information


Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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