“I believe that we should be applying the same principles applied when people stand for council elections to the Welsh Assembly. This is an argument of localism.
“People who live in the area or region should be the only ones allowed to stand.”
“For example, I have discovered that in this year’s Welsh Assembly election at least 21 candidates stood for election to either constituencies or regions who didn’t live in Wales. The most high profile of these candidates was Neil Hamilton...
“I strongly believe that only people living in the area should be able to stand for the Welsh Assembly. Living in a region or area is the link that enables you to understand the challenges and opportunities facing an area.
“That is why I will be calling on the Government to include an amendment to the Wales Bill that will bring elections to the Welsh Assembly into line with other elections and more importantly ensure that localism underpins the Welsh Assembly.
“If the Government refuse to add the amendment on their own accord I will table the amendment into the Bill.”Even if Mr Hansen was successful al Mr Hamilton has to do is rent accommodation in part of the constituency.
Is a bit Hypocritical anyway of Mr Hansen Party to bring this up when they have in the past parachuted candidates from outside Wales to save Welsh seats.
Does every Welsh Labour MP or AM actually live in their constituency and not ret or some property?
Former Labour leader Michel Footss constituency Home was a small terraced house in Blaneau Gwent
|Michael Foots former constituency "home",|
But he never "lived" there he lived in leafy Hamstead . He stayed there but you couldn't even call it a Holiday Home .
I wonder how many times after he retired he visited Blaneau Gwent and his old haunts if he had any?
Hamilton's case has highlighted the situation because the arrogant bastard thinks that he probably doesn't even have to visit the people he represents now that he has been elected .
Its probably the most extreme example but he is in a long line of representatives who speak about their constituency with pride even though thy wouldn't dream of actually "live" there if they were defeated or retired.