On first glance, the Senedd might appear relatively diverse for a political institution in the UK. It made headlines in 2003 when it became the first legislative body in the world to have 50% women....
Posted 17 Aug 2020
ERS Cymru has advocated for the use of deliberative democracy and citizens’ assemblies for many years. But it’s an idea that has renewed importance when it comes to the Covid pandemic.
Posted 09 Jul 2020
Civil society groups led by ERS Cymru have launched their ‘democracy asks’ for the 2021 Welsh Senedd elections, throwing down the gauntlet for Welsh parties to back real democracy for voters.
Posted 06 Jul 2020
16 and 17 year olds officially secure the right to vote in Wales’ on Monday 1st June, for Senedd elections.
Posted 01 Jun 2020
Where next for Wales' civil society?
Posted 16 Apr 2020
16 and 17 year olds in Wales have officially secured the right to vote for Senedd elections, after a crucial piece of legislation received Royal Assent on Wednesday. 16 and 17 year olds in Wales...
Posted 15 Jan 2020
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
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
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
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