Wefan Gymraeg

Williams welcomes decision not to hold EU vote on same day as Assembly Elections

Mark Williams has today welcomed the announcement from Downing Street that the UK vote on the European Union will not be on the same day as next year's Welsh Assembly elections.

Commenting on the announcement, Mark said:

‘I am very pleased by this decision, it is essential that the Government has listened to legitimate concerns from across the political spectrum on this issue. Indeed, the Early Day Motion I tabled on the issue received cross party support, as did the motion tabled by my Welsh Liberal Democrat colleagues in the Assembly. The primacy of the Assembly elections should stand, and two key elections on the same day would have diluted the importance of each, particularly Wales’ own General Election. It was important that the Westminster Government respected this.’

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