Abolish the Assembly! – Reforming Welsh Democracy

Jun 28, 2018 | Wales Leadership Election 2018

For nearly 20 years, we have had the Welsh Assembly. It costs far more to run than was promised during the Assembly referendum campaign in 1997. It interferes in far more policy areas, too.

For instance, the First Minister and his Welsh ‘Government’ have spent the past two years trying to
stop a meaningful Brexit from happening. This, despite the fact that WALES VOTED TO LEAVE.

It is interesting to note that 12,166 people voted forCarwyn Jones in Bridgend in the last Assembly
election. In the Brexit referendum, 40,622 people in Bridgend voted to Leave. In other words, three times
as many!

The Assembly has consistently failed to make any positive difference in the key areas of Health, Education and the Economy. We have fallen behind England in all these fields. Now there are plans to expand this hopeless institution from 60 to 90 members. Yet, if you watch it on Senedd TV, you will note that, a lot of the time, there is hardly anyone in the Chamber.

After 20 years, it is time that the Welsh public was asked, ‘Is the Assembly Working? Do we still want the Assembly?’ The 2011 referendum was a con trick, because there was no option for people who didn’t
want the Assembly. I now demand that the people of Wales have their say in a GENUINE referendum.

Gareth Bennett

Standing up for Britain