Creating a Parliament
for Wales


This is the start of a new phase of devolution and now is your chance to tell us how you want your National Assembly to be.


The next chapter for Wales

Today the National Assembly for Wales is a very different institution from the one established in 1999. Things are changing again.


The next stage of devolution

The Wales Act 2017 will put in place a new "reserved powers" model of devolution.


New powers for Wales

From April the Welsh Government will have powers in areas such as energy, planning, roads and harbours.


Taxation and borrowing

The Assembly now has powers to agree some taxes. From 2019, this will include income tax-varying powers.


What is this consultation about?

The Wales Act 2017 gives the Assembly powers over its own electoral and internal arrangements.

This provides opportunities to consider whether changes to the Assembly could contribute to ensuring that it is able to carry out its current and future responsibilities as effectively as possible.

Electoral reform

The Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform was asked to provide politically impartial advice on the size of the Assembly, how Members should be elected and the minimum voting age for Assembly elections.

The Panel made 16 recommendations for changes to the Assembly’s electoral arrangements.



Tell us what you think

We want to hear what you think about the Expert Panel’s recommendations and other potential changes to the Assembly.

You can choose to tell us what you think on single subjects, or you can complete the full consultation.


Assembly size

How many Members does the Assembly need to carry out its responsibilities?
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Who can vote

Who should be able to vote in National Assembly elections? Get started

Electoral system

If the size of the Assembly should change, how should we vote to elect Assembly Members? Get started


Electoral law

Are changes needed to the law relating to electoral administration in Wales?
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Could the legal arrangements for who can be an Assembly Member be clearer? Get started

Internal arrangements

Should there be more flexibility for the Assembly to determine its own ways of working? Get started




Join us to learn more about the Expert Panel’s recommendations and other potential changes to the Assembly. Putting your questions to Llywydd, Elin Jones AM. 



Creating a Parliament for Wales

Date: 12/03/2018
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Swansea University, Swansea


Creating a Parliament for Wales

Date: 15/03/2018
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Arad Goch, Aberystwyth


Creating a Parliament for Wales

Date: 22/03/2018
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Bangor University, Bangor


Creating a Parliament for Wales

Date: 23/03/2018
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Ramada Plaza, Wrexham