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    So they have decided to expand the membership to 96 , an increase of over fifty percent. There will be considerable cost involved which will increase year on year. At a time when budgets are stretched is this appropriate? Where is the money money coming from, which budget is going to be cut?

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    “Senedd elections would be held every four years under a “closed list” form of proportional representation, which would see people voting for parties rather than specific candidates.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌‌‌​‍‌​​​‌​‌‌‍‌​​​‌‌​‌‍‌​​‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌​​‌​‌​​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌‌​​‌‌​‌‍‌‌​​‌‌​​

    This seems in principal to be anti democratic, what about the independent candidates and the single issue ones as well? Remember Martin Bell , who beat Neil Hamilton in a general election 1997. There is also a case for electors to have contact with an individual. Maybe the Senedd should ask the electorate whether they want a closed list system , the political parties in Cardiff appear to have lost sight of their purpose ……to represent the people before political parties.

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-68187286

    Dafydd Wigley agrees democracy is not best served by a “list” system. Devolution was supposed to bring democracy closer to the electorate , this system makes it more remote.

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