5 events to be held across Wales to hear public’s views on constituency proposals
The Boundary Commission for Wales has announced that it is to hold 5 public hearings across Wales to give the public the opportunity to share their views in person on the initial proposals for Wales’ new parliamentary constituencies.
The public hearings, to be held across January and February, follow the close of the initial consultation period which saw over 1,100 representations being sent to the Commission.
The hearings will form part of the secondary consultation period, where the public will be able to make comments on the representations already received during the initial consultation as well as give oral evidence on the initial proposals for Wales’ new parliamentary constituencies.
The hearings will take place as follows:
|Marine Hotel, Aberystwyth, SY23 2DA||13 January 2022|
|Management Centre, Bangor University, LL57 2DG||19 January 2022|
|Ramada Plaza, Wrexham, LL13 7YH||03 February 2022|
|Grand Hotel, Swansea, SA1 1NX||10 February 2022|
|Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff, CF24 0DD||17 February 2022|
The public are asked to pre-book a 10-minute slot on a first come, first served basis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public hearings will be live streamed though the public may attend in person to observe proceedings. Evidence must be given in person.
Commenting on the announcement, secretary to the Boundary Commission for Wales, Shereen Williams MBE OStJ said, “The people of Wales have shown how engaged they are in this process with the record number of responses they sent during the initial consultation.
“We’re looking forward to hearing evidence in person in the new year and strongly encourage people to take advantage of the opportunity to share their views in person.
“The Commission is likely to make significant changes to its proposals based on the evidence it received during its consultation periods so book a slot at a hearing and let us know your views.”
The secondary consultation period will open on 11 January and close on 21 February.