Wefan Gymraeg

Labour-Plaid Cymru Voting Reforms Fall Short of Creating a Strong Democracy for Wales


The Welsh Liberal Democrats have criticised Plaid Cymru and Welsh Labour for using Westminster-set constituency boundaries and continuing with a voting system that fails to ensure that votes match seats.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for local authority boundaries to be used to create new Senedd constituencies and for the Single Transferable Vote.

Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Jane Dodds MS said:

"The statement falls short of what we need to create a Senedd and a democracy that's fit for Wales.
"The proposed constituency map will mean nothing to communities, and we will still be lumbered with a voting system that fails to ensure that votes match seats. Plaid Cymru appeared to have abandoned their commitment to STV.
"In a scramble to make an announcement, Plaid Cymru and Labour have ensured that the debate about whether the Senedd is fit for purpose will start no sooner than these proposals are brought into law."

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