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Senedd expansion is a pivotal moment for devolution

Something historic happened yesterday, something good. What happened in the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) was the Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill passed and did so with over 2/3rds of the chamber voting in favour. News...

Posted 09 May 2024

Good scrutiny means good legislation, and good legislation pays for itself

New Senedd Bill is an investment in Welsh democracy

Yesterday in the Senedd, the First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said “democracy only flourishes if you tend the garden to which it is sowed”. He was speaking in a statement around the recent publication of the...

Posted 31 Jan 2024

2023 at the ERS: Party conference season report

Each year we write an Annual Report which looks back at our achievements across the last 12 months, and explains how our team have campaigned towards securing our vision for a democracy fit for the...

Posted 30 Nov 2023

2023 at the ERS: Our work behind the scenes

Each year we write an Annual Report which looks back at our achievements across the last 12 months, and explains how our team have campaigned towards securing our vision for a democracy fit for the...

Posted 28 Nov 2023

Annual Report: How we are working behind the scenes