Poll reveals many want broadcasting powers devolved to Wales

A YouGov poll of a thousand people across Wales has found that more than half want to devolve powers over broadcasting to the Welsh Assembly. It's currently the responsibility of politicians in Westminster.

Those who took part were responding to the question, "currently, broadcasting in Wales is the responsibility of the Westminster Government. Would you support or oppose devolving responsibility for broadcasting to the Welsh Government?"

According to the results of the survey, which was commissioned by Cymdeithas yr Iaith, 52% of people in Wales support placing responsibility for the media in the hands of Assembly politicians. Only 27% of people asked wanted Westminster to keep power.

Support was strongest among those who voted for Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru in 2015, with 61% of those who voted for Carwyn Jones' party backing the change, 62% of Liberal Democrats and 83% of those who voted for Leanne Wood's party.

The news comes after campaigners announced that over fifty people are currently refusing to pay for their TV licences as part of the campaign to transfer broadcasting powers to the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.