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Wales says Yes in referendum on Assembly’s law-making powers

The BBC reports:

Wales has said a resounding Yes in the referendum on direct law-making powers for the assembly.

When the last result was declared, all 22 counties except one – Monmouthshire – backed change. Turnout is provisionally put at 35%.

The final result saw 517,132 vote Yes, and 297,380 say No – a 63.5% to 36.5% winning margin.

The vote will give the assembly direct law-making power in 20 devolved areas, such as health and education.

Kirsty Williams AM, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said:

I am delighted that there has been a ‘yes’ vote. It will make our law-making more efficient, it

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Continuing the Welsh Yes Campaign

I explained in my previous LDV post a few weeks ago, why the Welsh Liberal Democrats are campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in the up-and-coming referendum on March 3rd.

Well, how it’s all going? Well, not too badly as it happens.

Whilst in the 1997 devolution referendum, support came from the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Labour and Plaid Cymru (the Conservatives opposed it), now, all four are officially supportive of a ‘Yes’ vote. Across Wales, we have been helping with street stalls and delivering leaflets for the ‘Yes’ campaign.

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The Welsh Referendum (Part 1) – What’s it all about?

There’s much talk about the House of Lords on-going ‘go-slow’ with the legislation for the AV referendum. The latest obstacle thrown up being the 40% voting turnout threshold. Meanwhile, the ‘Yes 2 AV’ campaign continues with its ground campaign in readiness for the expected d-day of May 5th.

But here in Wales of course, we have another referendum on our mind – the referendum on further powers to the Welsh Assemby in Cardiff Bay.

Referendum Day – March 3rd!

The referendum was promised by the ‘One Wales’ Labour-Plaid Cymru coalition government within the 4 year life-scale of the current government. With only two …

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Y Barcud Oren #14

Well the lawyers have released me (the academic ones, things haven’t got that bad!) to fill you in on how things are developing in Wales. After all, there’s only an election on…

I Want You To Pull My Trigger

Whatever the result at Westminster, the first item in the new Secretary of State for Wales’s in-tray will be the referendum on extending the powers of the Welsh Assembly. With the final potential roadblock to a referendum removed when David Cameron announced that a Tory government in London wouldn’t block it, all should have been set fair for the …

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