Proposed by the Welsh Board
- Proposals for reform of the Senedd and elections to the Senedd ahead of the 2027 Welsh General Election, including:
- Increasing the number of Senedd Members to 96.
- Electing MSs using the Closed List D’Hondt Method.
- Pairing new Westminster Constituency boundaries to form 16 multimember Senedd constituencies to be later reviewed by the Boundary Commission for Wales.
- The work of the 2017 Expert Panel on Senedd reform.
- Welsh Lib Dem proposals to expand the Senedd and for democratic reform in the 2014 Policy Paper Paying Down the Democratic Deficit
- That the current Senedd is ill-equipped to properly scrutinise government, generate innovative ideas, and meet the growing demands on legislative time arising from Brexit and the UK Government’s assault on devolution.
- That the electoral system should give voters meaningful choice, and should be fair and proportional ensuring that seats match the number of votes cast for a party.
- That the link between representatives and their constituents is crucial, which is why constituencies should be based on natural communities.
- That the proposals brought forward by Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru fail to meet these principles.
Conference calls on the Welsh Liberal Democrats to:
- Support increasing the number of MSs to 96.
- Work with others to bring forward amendments to elect MSs by STV.
- Work with others to bring forward amendments to form multimember constituencies based on Local Authority boundaries.