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The National Assembly for Wales is coming to Newport - #SeneddNewport

Friar's Walk 

University of South Wales Newport campus#SeneddNewport is the third time we have taken to the road, after visiting Swansea and Wrexham in 2015.

We will be hosting a series of events across the city between 20-25 March, working with schools, colleges and community groups.




Friars Walk shopping centre

Friar's WalkThursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March 10.00 – 15.00

How does the Assembly work? Which Assembly Members represent you?

We’ll be at Friars Walk to answer your questions about the Assembly and how you can get involved. Drop in any time between 10.00 – 15.00 and find out how we work for you.




You can also watch the Assembly in action with two of our Committees who will be relocating to the University of South Wales for the week: 

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee
Monday 20 March 14.55– 16.45


National Assembly Members on the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee will be seeking the First Minister of Wales's views on their Stronger Voice inquiry. The inquiry considers relations between governments in Wales and the UK.

The Committee will also have the opportunity to ask  the First Minister about the White Paper: Securing Wales' Future (PDF, 2.83MB) which aims to set out the main issues identified as vital for Wales as the UK moves to leave the EU.


Finance Committee
Thursday 23 March 10.00-12.00


The Finance Committee will be considering the devolution of financial powers to Wales and the implementation of the Wales Act 2014.
Huw Vaughan-Thomas, Auditor General for Wales, will be attending to discuss his report on Preparations for the implementation of fiscal devolution in Wales (PDF, 754KB).

Mark Drakeford AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, will also be attending to discuss his recent report on the issues: The second annual report by Welsh Ministers about the implementation and operation of Part 2 (Finance) of the Wales Act 2014 (PDF, 223KB) and the Fiscal Framework agreement with UK Government, made in December 2016.

If you'd like to attend either of these meetings please contact 0300 200 6565 or


Bringing the Assembly to you – Newport and beyond

During our week in Newport we'll be visiting many other locations including: the Royal Gwent hospital, Bassaleg School, St Joseph's Catholic High School, Duffryn Community Centre, Rivermead Community Centre and Newport YMCA.

Our Outreach and Education teams regularly visit schools, colleges, organisations and community groups across Wales to help people understand the work we do and how it affects them. If you'd like to arrange a visit, please get in touch.

Learn more about:  

- Which Assembly Members represent you

- How decisions made in the Assembly affect you

- How the Assembly looks at the work of the Welsh Government

- How you can get involved in decisions made by the Assembly

For further information contact 0300 200 6565 or


Who represents Newport at the National Assembly for Wales?

Each person in Wales is represented by five Assembly Members: one for your constituency – local area – and four for your region, either North Wales, Mid and West Wales, South Wales West, South Wales East or South Wales Central. 

Not sure which Assembly Members represent you? Find out here.



 Keep up with the action throughout the week using #SeneddNewport on twitter.


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