Proposal to make lying in parliament illegal backed by Welsh Lib Dems

This week in the Senedd, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have backed a proposal that would make it illegal to lie to the Welsh parliament.

The proposal, put forward by Adam Price MS, was strongly backed by the Welsh Lib Dems who described it as a golden opportunity to bring “truth back into politics”.

A recent poll from Opinium revealed that 45% of the public felt that politicians were more likely to lie now than they did in the past.

The same poll also revealed that 72% of the public would be in favour of a law like the one proposed in the Senedd.

Commenting, the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Jane Dodds MS said:

“The continuing influence of fake news and misinformation has eroded public trust in the political sphere, and we cannot deny that truth and transparency are facing huge challenges in our current times.

We here in this Senedd bear the responsibility of upholding the highest possible standards of honesty and accountability in our roles as public servants.

This proposal presents us with the opportunity to send a powerful message to the people of Wales, a message that reaffirms our commitment to serving their interests with integrity and transparency.

By supporting this amendment, we can take a step towards restoring public trust in the political process.”


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