Rejected petition Ministers and members of the Senedd who break lockdown legislation should resign.

With so many of us having to comply with restrictions and lockdown rules. Politicians should be held to account if they break them This petition is calling for the Welsh Government to ask for the resignations of those either ministers or members of the Senedd that break the regulations to resign.

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Welsh Parliament member Alun Davies is on the brink of suspension after holding a drinks party until 2 am in the Welsh Parliament’s Members’ Tea Room, Guido understands. Davies had been a forceful critic of the Cummings Barnard Castle affair. Guido is told other members may have been there too. Developing…

UPDATE: ITV is now reporting that Senedd officials are investigating the incident. Guido hears the investigation was sparked by the assembly’s catering staff who complained they were put in a difficult position as they tried to close the tearoom at 6 pm as per the rules

UPDATE II: Tory MS’s in attendance are understood to have been Tory leader Paul Davies, Chief Whip Darren Millar and Nick Ramsay.

UPDATE III: Alun Davies has been suspended. Full statement from Senedd Labour Group Spokesperson:

“A member has been suspended from the privileges of Senedd Labour Group membership while an investigation takes place into this alleged incident.”

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about appointments or resignations.

We can't accept petitions about appointments or resignations through the Senedd’s petitions process. This includes calling for Ministers to be sacked, resign or for a vote of no confidence.

The resignation of a Member of the Senedd is a matter for that Member and neither the Senedd nor the Welsh Government has the power to require an elected Member to resign. The appointment and removal of Ministers is a matter for the First Minister.

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