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More AMs and votes at 16 to be backed by assembly report

An increase in the number of AMs is expected to be recommended in a report looking at the assembly’s future, BBC Wales understands. An expert panel commissioned by the assembly to examine the size of the institution will publish its findings on Tuesday. As well as the number of AMs, it will recommend that 16-year-olds should […]

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Labour urges action to improve voting among UK homeless

Labour has urged the government to use planned reforms to the electoral system to ensure more people without a permanent home are helped to vote, after statistics showed that only about 2% are registered. The Cabinet Office is due later to announce details later this month of its democratic engagement strategy, which aims to improve voter […]

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Second EU referendum e-petition debated

A petition calling for a second EU referendum will be debated by MPs later. The online petition has attracted more than 130,000 signatures since September. The petition calls for voters to be given a “final say” on the Brexit deal before the 2019 exit date. The government said Brexit had “the largest democratic mandate in UK political history” and […]

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Geraint Davies MP calls for second EU referendum

A Welsh Labour MP is calling for a second referendum on the final Brexit deal because the “British people should have the last word”. Geraint Davies’ backbench bill offering a vote on whether to accept the deal negotiated between the UK and the EU was published in detail on Monday. The bill would require a second referendum […]

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