Assembly elections reform plans

The Welsh Secretary, Cheryl Gillan, has published a consultation on whether the Assembly should have fewer constituency AMs and more elected from regional lists.

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  1. Adrian Masters

Number 10 brushes off First Minister's 'assurances' claim

I told you earlier that the First Minister had repeated his claim that the Prime Minister had twice given him assurances that there would be no change to the electoral system in Wales without the agreement of the Assembly.

I've been in touch with Number 10 to get its view of what the PM did or didn't say to the FM. Here's the response from a spokesperson:

We have always been clear that we would consult on any changes to electoral arrangements for the Welsh Assembly which is what we are doing through this Green Paper

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