Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 6th September 2010.

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Photo of Roger Williams Roger Williams Liberal Democrat, Brecon and Radnorshire 5:48 pm, 6th September 2010

Yes, I do very much welcome the decoupling of the seats for the Assembly and the electoral system for the Assembly from the Westminster process. That will certainly ensure that local representation is maintained in Wales and that Assembly representatives will be able to represent their areas on a very local and particular basis.

I will wholeheartedly support the equalisation of constituencies. If anything can be done for constituencies in which constituents have particular travel and access difficulties, that should be on the basis of allowing greater expenditure on staffing or further offices. I have to run two offices in my constituency, yet people still have to travel 30 miles to access them.