Engaging the Public in Elections

Part of 2. Questions to the Counsel General – in the Senedd at 3:04 pm on 21 May 2024.

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Photo of Mike Hedges Mike Hedges Labour 3:04, 21 May 2024

I disagree with the Counsel General. He said turnout was low; I'd say it was very low. There was a lack of interest in the election. People who vote in all other elections stayed at home. It was possibly the first ever election where people voting by post outnumbered those voting in person. There was confusion over what police and crime commissioners are responsible for. Does the Counsel General agree with me that the major cause of people not voting was the absence of party literature, especially when the police and crime commissioners cover such a large area, and it is very difficult to be well known in that very large area? Will the Counsel General press for freepost delivery for all candidates at the next election? That’s how democracy works.