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How do you register to vote and when do you have to do it by?

Whilst registration statistics have gone dramatically up since the date for the next general election became official, arguably the level of first-time registration may be being overstated. The statistics we are given tell us the...

Posted 13 Nov 2019

To vote you must be registered by the 26th of November

In Wales, votes at 16 is one step closer to reality

As the Welsh Assembly takes a historic step towards extending voting to 16 and 17-year-olds in Wales, Daniel Priestley – Law Student at Cardiff University currently on placement with the Electoral Reform Society shares how the...

Posted 17 Oct 2019

Building a stronger Senedd: Why size (still) matters

Almost since its inception, there has been discussion and debate about a larger National Assembly here in Wales. Most recently, an expert panel on Assembly reform led by Professor Laura McAllister stated simply that the...

Posted 19 Jul 2019

Will the Welsh Assembly continue to be unable to reach its potential?

Too late for a wake-up call?

How does the Welsh Conservative Party reflect and represent the whole of Wales, and should the Party respond to the proposed changes to the way Assembly Members are elected and the opportunities this change could...

Posted 24 Apr 2019

Welsh Assembly