Next Wednesday, Peter Black, AM, is to introduce a debate on his LCO (Legislative Competence Order - see note below) on Local Government Electoral Arrangements. If successful, this would give the Assembly the power to introduce fair votes for Local Government elections, as has already been achieved in Scotland. This, of course, was one of Plaid’s manifetso commitments – it will be interesting to see what they do.
An LCO can be proposed by the Assembly Government, an Assembly committee, or an Assembly Member.
Once approved by the Assembly, the LCO is sent to the Secretary of State to be laid before both Houses of Parliament and, if approved, made by Her Majesty in Council.