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Welsh Government

Members of Constitutional Commission appointed

The people who will serve on an independent commission which will make recommendations about Wales’ constitutional future have been announced.

Mick Antoniw (L)

Voting after lessons included in election pilots

Some students will be able to vote at their college in next May’s local government elections, as part of efforts to increase voter turnout.

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Co-chairs to lead Commission in recommending constitutional reform

Professor Laura McAllister and Dr Rowan Williams will be co-chairs of an independent Constitutional Commission to consider Wales’ future.

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Lord Lloyd-Jones appointed as President of Welsh Law Council

Lord Lloyd-Jones, Justice of the UK Supreme Court, will serve as the inaugural President of the Law Council of Wales.

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Warning legal aid cuts risk a “two tier justice system”

Years of cuts to legal aid mean the UK is “heading towards a two tier justice system”, Counsel General Mick Antoniw today warned.

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Planning and historic environment law to be simplified as part of Welsh Government programme to make law more accessible

Mick Antoniw, the Welsh Government’s Counsel General, has launched a new programme to improve the accessibility of Welsh law.

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Voting in supermarkets and secondary schools proposed to boost voter turnout

People could be able to elect their local councillors as they finish lessons or as part of their weekly shop, as part of efforts to make voting easier.

Mick Antoniw (P)

Welsh Government’s legislative programme announced

Counsel General, Mick Antoniw will today announce the new laws which will help transform Wales into stronger, greener and fairer country.


First Minister sets out ideas to strengthen “fragile” Union

The First Minister will today set out a refreshed 20-point plan to make the United Kingdom stronger and work better for everyone.

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Wales’ Counsel General sworn into office

The Welsh Government’s new Counsel General, Mick Antoniw, has been sworn into office at a ceremony at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday 28th May.