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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Wales Office minister hits back at First Minister's criticism of Assembly voting system review

I've just had this response to Carwyn Jones' earlier attack on UK Government plans to review Assembly electoral arrangements from Wales Office minister David Jones, who was at the same joint ministerial meeting:

This is a Green Paper, a consultation document and if the First Minister wants to feed into that consultation he is, of course, welcome to do so. There is nothing in this process other than that which is entirely in the devolution settlement. (Responsibility for ) electoral arrangements remain here at Westminster; it would be incoherent not to have a review given the changes planned to parliamentary boundaries.

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