As these posts continue, I think it is important to reiterate that this series is about giving you the facts. I’m not interested in passing on more of the bickering and bantering which puts so many people off politics and voting. That being said, the Electoral Reform Society has estimated that around 350,000 potential voters are not on the electoral register in Wales. You don’t have to pay anything, it doesn’t take up a lot of your time, and it may just come down to one issue for you.
Considering the general election drama this week (it’s almost hard to believe that the NHS England hack and Labour’s leaked manifesto happened just days apart), it’s been a surprisingly quiet few days in Wales. And that is despite the fact that Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron visited Cardiff on Thursday. Farron’s visit was barely reported on: it looks like Wales Online didn’t even send a reporter out — its post on his visit was published the day before.
While the rest of the country was “entertained” (take that as you will) by Theresa May’s appearance on The One Show, there have been some interesting moves on the Welsh political scene. Most significantly is BBC One Wales’s decision to broadcast a series of debates between the Welsh party leaders in the run up to the election. The BBC has opted not to hold traditional election debates for national leaders.
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