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Electing a more diverse Assembly

Purpose of the consultation

Purpose of the consultation


The Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform was established in September 2019 to examine the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform in respect of the size of the Assembly and how Members are elected. We are seeking written evidence to inform our inquiry into electing a more diverse Assembly.


The questions in the consultation letter (PDF, 188KB) explore issues relating to the diversity and representativeness of the Assembly and candidates who stand for election.


You can find the evidence that we have already heard about these issues on our website. More information about the Assembly and its Members is available on the Assembly’s website.


How to respond to this consultation


You are welcome to answer some or all of the questions in the consultation letter. Your answers will help to inform our thinking on these matters.


We would like to hear from as many people as possible about what they think about the issues in this consultation – if you know anyone who might be interested in responding, please share it with them.


You can respond to the consultation by emailing The deadline for responses is 22 April 2020.


Providing Written Evidence


The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.


Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Disclosure of information


Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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