Closed petition Introduce a minimum 3 year residency requirement for all Senedd Election candidates

There have been several high profile cases of Senedd candidates standing or being elected, despite having never lived in Wales.

We propose Elected members of the Senedd should be required to have lived in Wales for a minimum of 3 years prior to candidacy, in order that they understand the communities the seek to represent.

We believe parachuting of candidates from outside of Wales, into the Senedd, undermines the quality and integrity of Welsh politics and must be prevented.

This petition is now under consideration by the Petitions Committee

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2,682 signatures