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A vote for Labour in Wales is a vote for more paper pushing politicians

A vote for Labour in Wales is a vote for more paper pushing  politicians

The focus should be on prioritizing the need for more nurses, doctors, and teachers rather than increasing the number of politicians in the Senedd. The proposed new voting system, supported by the Labours one-party state that governs Wales, is flawed and resembles a dictatorship.

Voting for Labour on July 4th would result in the green light for the addition of 36 more politicians, costing taxpayers around £17.8 million annually, the people truly want more healthcare professionals nurses doctors and teachers to address the extensive waiting times and enhance educational outcomes.

Both Labour and Plaid not only aim to increase the number of Members of the Welsh Parliament by 36, but they also intend to sever the longstanding connection between communities and their direct representatives. The proposed changes to the election system would expand the Senedd by over a third and introduce a different method of electing its members. Under this system, Members of the Senedd (MSs) would be elected from 16 new constituencies, formed by combining the proposed 32 new Westminster seats for Wales. The allocation of MSs would be based on the proportion of votes received by political parties in elections. Consequently, voters would support a political party rather than an individual candidate, thereby eliminating the possibility for independent candidates to run in Welsh Senedd elections. This would mark the end of the current first-past-the-post electoral system, which is currently used to elect 40 out of the 60 members of the Welsh Parliament.

As an example, the new Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare Constituency for the Welsh Senedd would encompass various wards such as Aberaman, Abercwmboi, Cwmaman, Aberdare East, Aberdare West and Llwydcoed, Cwmbach, Hirwaun, Penderyn and Rhigos, Mountain Ash, and Pen-y-waun. and also Bedlinog and Trelewis, Cyfarthfa, Dowlais and Pant, Gurnos, Merthyr Vale, Park, Penydarren, Plymouth, Town, Treharris and Vaynor.

One might question whether this is the reason why Rhondda Cynon Taf Council allocated funds to the lower half of the valley, specifically Pontypridd, rather than the upper half of Cynon Valley.

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