Betsan Powys
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Assembly election: Dual candidacy ban scrapped

A ban on Welsh assembly candidates standing for election both in constituencies and on their parties' regional lists will be lifted, the UK government says.

It also announced that it wants assembly elections to be held every five years instead of four.

However, separate proposals to re-draw the boundaries of assembly constituencies have been dropped.

Welsh Secretary David Jones said the Westminster coalition wanted a "fairer and more transparent" political system.

BBC Wales political editor Betsan Powys told Rebecca John why the changes are being made.

  • 12 Mar 2013