A Much Larger Welsh Assembly?

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    wrexview
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    If there is enough money to pay for a super sized Assembly , why don’t they spend that money on improving both education and health in Wales and create some world class services. Surely for a population of just over three million this shouldn’t be impossible. These services are a need , a bigger Assembly is a want to reduce the workload of members , maybe they should work a few shifts in the Maelor Hospital to understand what a heavy workload really means !

    #146698

    Council Watcher
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    Why do you think WG is looking to reduce the number of Local Authorities from 22 to 10 — cost saving for reinvestment in larger Welsh Parliament. They can achieve their increase on a zero cost but what will be the local impact.

    #146699

    Matt
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    No more pointless AM politicians please. Let’s be realistic apart from stupid projects that no-one wants the whole WAG isn’t good for an awful lot.

    I mean really if you have an issue who thinks I know I’ll write to my local AM Lesley Griffiths or Ken Skates. It’s write to your local MP every single time.

    I once wrote to Lesley Griffiths about the concern over closure of Plas Madoc & even though she would have had a large number of constituents who travel to and use the leisure centre. She basically turned round and said it wasn’t in her jurisdiction and therefore not her problem. Absolute farce.

    Either go the whole hog and give the WAG sufficient legislative powers to make it worth all its cost and bluster or just knock it on the head entirely. We do not need more politicians, better politicians yes. I bet the vast majority of these new AMs would conveniently mostly be from South Wales and the Cardiff area anyway – further marginalising North Wales.

    #146702

    wrexview
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    By their own calculations an extra 30 Assembly members will cost 9.6 millions per year extra! That was the figure quoted at last night meeting at the Ramada . No mention of any money saving ! That sort of money invested ANNUALLY in our services across Wales would make a real difference.

    #146705

    zinger
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    Why isn’t there a like button on here now?

    #146706

    Maureen Gray
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    Oh what a fantastic idea! And one that only the marvelous SWAG* could come up with, appointing another 30 SAMs* to not attend meetings about meetings, sit on committees and pass reams & reams of A4 around Cardiff Bay. I couldn’t think of any thing better to spend ££millions on – so stop your whinging NHS you’ve never had it so good. Incidentally, I passed the local SAM’s surgery the other day, wasn’t as full as A&E, but more sick people!

    And if anyone asks why more SAM’s*, its to balance out the reduction in the local councils in North & Mid Wales. Luckily South Wales will keep or increase their councils, so no change there!
    UP THE WAG, UP SOUTH WALES & UP YOURS to the rest of us.

    * South

    #146747

    Dick
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    No more pointless AM politicians please. Let’s be realistic apart from stupid projects that no-one wants the whole WAG isn’t good for an awful lot.

    I mean really if you have an issue who thinks I know I’ll write to my local AM Lesley Griffiths or Ken Skates. It’s write to your local MP every single time.

    I once wrote to Lesley Griffiths about the concern over closure of Plas Madoc & even though she would have had a large number of constituents who travel to and use the leisure centre. She basically turned round and said it wasn’t in her jurisdiction and therefore not her problem. Absolute farce.

    Either go the whole hog and give the WAG sufficient legislative powers to make it worth all its cost and bluster or just knock it on the head entirely. We do not need more politicians, better politicians yes. I bet the vast majority of these new AMs would conveniently mostly be from South Wales and the Cardiff area anyway – further marginalising North Wales.

    Never thought i’d see the day, but I agree with Matt. Why not go further and abolish the WAG altogether?

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