Parliamentary Briefings

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Options for Electing a Diverse Senedd

Download as a PDF (698.5KB pdf) This briefing discusses a number of the different electoral systems under consideration as part of the negotiations on Senedd Reform; the Single Transferable Vote and the three variants of...

Posted 08 Apr 2022

The Senedd

Why councillors in Wales should back STV

Why now? The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 seeks to revitalise democracy at council level. One of the provisions enables local authorities to have the choice between maintaining the First Past The Post...

Posted 09 Mar 2022

Irish STV Ballots

Briefing on local STV for Members of the Senedd

Download as PDF (124.7KB pdf) ERS Cymru welcomes the move to permissive proportional representation (PR) for local government elections as set out in the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill as a step forward in...

Posted 27 Oct 2020

Single Transferable Vote STV

Letter to the Welsh Assembly Equalities Committee

Download Letter (148.2KB pdf) John Griffiths AM Chair, Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee Tŷ Hywel Cardiff Bay CF99 1NA 2nd May 2019 Cc: Clerks and Members of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee...

Posted 02 May 2019

The Senedd

Response to the Welsh Government on Electoral Reform in Wales

Download briefing (124.2KB pdf)  1.   Introduction  The devolution of powers over elections gives Wales a significant opportunity to do things differently for the benefit of voters and potential voters across the country. We are really...

Posted 23 Oct 2017

The Senedd