Mick Antoniw MS, Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution
In accordance with the inter-institutional relations agreement, I can report to Members of the Senedd that I represented the Welsh Government at a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Group for Elections and Registrations on 25 January.
The meeting was held virtually and chaired by Lee Rowley MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Also in attendance were George Adam MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Parliamentary Business and Steve Baker MP, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office.
This meeting was a chance to hear an update from the UK Government on the implementation of the Elections Act 2022 and the Scottish Government’s consultation on electoral reform, as well as giving an update on the Welsh Government’s consultation on electoral reform.
A joint Communiqué relating to the meeting was issued on 3 March 2023 (external link in English only).
We continue to work together, with meetings planned to take place on a quarterly basis with rotating chairing arrangements. I will keep Members updated.