Closed petition Introduce a way for constituents to vote out their MS before the end of their term

There is currently no way of removing the Senedd Member for your area if their constituents are not happy with them - once voted in they will remain there for 5 years unless they voluntarily resign their seat.

This petition calls for the Senedd to adopt a recall procedure (detailed below), or something similar, so that constituents can call for an MS to vacate their seat. The conditions to trigger a recall would be an online petition of at least 100 signatures of eligible registered voters.

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Example Recall Procedure

The process should be similar to the recall of MP's Act 2015. For a recall petition to be successful 10% of eligible registered voters need to sign the petition, eventually resulting in a by-election.

This petition is now under consideration by the Petitions Committee

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