"It's always of concern when turnout reduces. I'm personally in favour of compulsory voting and always have been,"
."I think it's important to examine all possibilities to improve turnout using digital technology, but also considering compulsory voting."Welsh Conservatives leader Andrew RT Davies has warned turnout for the 5 May vote could be the lowest so far.ever,
However Mr Davies said compulsory voting would allow politicians to "abdicate their own responsibility for increasing public engagement with politics".
"We need to make politics more engaging, interesting and representative - not hold a gun to people's heads and force them to vote."
"Government should not penalise voter disengagement.
"Instead"Government should not penalise voter disengagemend we should have politicians who engage the public and policies worth voting for".None of those who support or oppose seem to address part of the problem in that with a lack of a large Welsh Media most of the information the Welsh Electorate get is comes largely from the English Media.
Even in the two major fields of devolution the NHS and Education people can be almost forgiven for thinking that stories only affecting England will also affect them.
Indeed switch on the BBC, ITV and pick up a Newspaper in Wales and you will see that the Welsh Electorate are probably more informed about the NHS in England than here in Wales.
Apart from teh Daily Post covering North Wales only the Wasting Mule really covers Welsh News and I am not a fan of this Unionist Rag,
Scotland at least has a media that covers issues there extensively cover Political issues and even the London Media provide "Scottish Issues" true they are over 90% Unioinist ,
and although our experience of the "Welsh" Mirror which briefly entertained us in the wake of Labour’s failure to gain a majority in the first Assembly elections of 1999?and Plaid sen to be on the ride .and It was was nothing as Jacofthenorth pointed out..
but a platform for Paul Starling to spew his hatred for all things Welsh, dressed up of course as ‘combatting the evils of nationalism’.
But as Oscar Wilde said
"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about"Maybe increase powes instead of Devo Dipynbach that we have now will increase the profile of the Welsh Assembly which will probably become a Parliament (In name at least) before the next round of elections.
But if we are to be engaged in Welsh Politics and vote accordingly then instead of having to trawl the Internet for news we get our information in a more diredt (even old fashioned) manner.
Update 2:22 PM
This Morning's coverage by the BBC Breakfast program completely failed to address the issue of coverage of the Assembly and Welsh Politics . It was disappointing that even Professor Laura McAllister didn't raise the issue.
Of course the Beeb doesn't want to be tols its part of the problem.