Electoral systems and boundaries
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Wednesday, 8 January 2020 to Wednesday, 19 February 2020
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Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
- ESB 01 Professor Denis Mollison PDF 676 KB
- ESB 02 Boundary Commission for Wales PDF 1004 KB
- ESB 03 Peter Varley PDF 253 KB View as HTML (4) 20 KB
- ESB 04 Electoral Commission PDF 782 KB
- ESB 05 Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales PDF 884 KB
- ESB 06 The Association of Electoral Administrators PDF 753 KB
- ESB 07 Electoral Reform Society Cymru PDF 756 KB
- ESB 08 United Kingdom Independence Party PDF 872 KB
- ESB 09 Carmarthenshire County Council PDF 944 KB
- ESB 10 Cardiff Council PDF 770 KB
- ESB 11 Make Votes Matter PDF 648 KB
- ESB 12 Pembrokeshire County Council PDF 69 KB View as HTML (13) 7 KB
Purpose of the consultation
The Committee on Assembly 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 Assembly and how Members are elected.
Building on the Expert Panel’s work, the Committee investigated the potential implications of changing the system used to elect Members and reforming the constituencies and regions Members represent.
The Committee sought written submissions to inform its inquiry, of which the terms of reference were to:
Examine the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform relating to electoral systems and boundaries, and the principles underpinning them, by:
Examining the implications of the electoral systems and boundaries recommended by the Expert Panel for democratic representation in Wales, and considering how the principles identified by the Expert Panel might be weighted to ensure that the Assembly's electoral arrangements are appropriate to the Welsh context;
Exploring public sentiment and understanding of the Assembly's current electoral arrangements and boundaries and the options recommended by the Expert Panel;
Considering the implications for political parties in Wales of changing the electoral system and boundary models;
Exploring the principles and practicalities of establishing boundary review arrangements for Assembly electoral areas;
Considering the cost and resource implications of reforming the electoral system and Assembly boundaries.
The consultation was held between 8 January 2020 and 19 February 2020.
Respondents were asked to ensure they had considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform
Telephone: 0300 200 6565