We’re over-gov­erned as it is, thank you!

Cynon Valley - - YOUR VIEWS - P Ed­wards Pon­typridd

WHO else has read about the “ex­pert panel” which has con­cluded that the num­ber of As­sem­bly Mem­bers at the Senedd should rise from 60 to 90? This is a joke, surely? Wales must be one of the most over-gov­erned places on planet earth. We have com­mu­nity coun­cil­lors, county bor­ough coun­cil­lors, As­sem­bly Mem­bers and Mem­bers of Parliament. Our pop­u­la­tion of just over three mil­lion peo­ple has 22 lo­cal au­thor­i­ties for good­ness’ sake! Then there is the Euro­pean elite, though thank­fully we’ll be rid of them soon.

And the up­shot of all this po­lit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion? Many parts of Wales are among the poor­est re­gions in the whole of Europe, while in a Bri­tish con­text 20 years of As­sem­bly rule sees us per­form poorly in health and ed­u­ca­tional out­comes.

Sorry, but I be­lieve we’ve got more than enough politi­cians al­ready.

The de­bat­ing cham­ber at the Senedd in Cardiff. But do we have enough politi­cians here in Wales?

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