Welsh Assembly votes to introduce the Welsh Parliament and Elections Bill

Released 10 October 2018

The Welsh Assembly has voted in favour of a Bill to change its name to Senedd Cymru/ Welsh Parliament and other electoral reforms.

Assembly Member agreed by 44 votes to 1 with 3 abstentions to allow the Assembly Commission to introduce the Welsh Parliament and Elections (Wales) Bill. The Assembly Commission will now introduce a Bill early in 2019 to:

change the name of the Assembly to Senedd Cymru/ Welsh Parliament;

lower the voting age for Assembly elections to 16;

amend the law relating to disqualification from being an Assembly Member; and

make other changes to the Assembly's electoral and internal arrangements.

For more information, see Assembly Members vote to introduce the Welsh Parliament and Elections Bill.

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