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We are the National Assembly for Wales 

 

 

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government?​

 
 
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The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, agrees Welsh taxes and holds the Welsh Government to account.

The Llywydd is the highest authority in the Assembly and chairs Plenary, the meeting of all 60 Assembly Members, remaining politically impartial at all times. The current Llywydd is Elin Jones AM​.


 
 
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The Welsh Government is the devolved government for Wales.​ It is formed after an election and is made up from a single or a coalition of the political parties represented in the Assembly. It delivers policies and laws on devolved subjects such as health, education, public services and the environment.

The First Minister of Wales is the leader of the Welsh Government and is appointed by HM the Queen following nomination by Assembly Members. The current First Minister is Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM​.

 
 

 
Shaping life in Wales

Our Members discuss, debate and make laws that shape life in Wales. We have powers to change a number of areas of Welsh life including education, health and the environment.​​ Find out more.​

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Get involved

We are your Assembly and we represent you. 

There are lots of ways you can get involved in our work, here are just a few. ​

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Your Assembly​
Your Assembly is our dedicated website for young people to learn about the National Assembly for Wales – what it does and how it affects young people living in Wales.​

 
 

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