Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Electoral Commission sorry for out-of-date AMs advice

The elections watchdog has apologised after a new Welsh assembly member fell victim to out-of-date guidance for candidates and was disqualified.

An independent investigation found Liberal Democrat Aled Roberts did everything reasonably expected.

He and fellow Lib Dem John Dixon stood down when it emerged they were members of bodies to which AMs cannot belong.

The Electoral Commission apologised for a mistake in Welsh-language guidance for candidates at May's election.

My comment: Rule number 1, never believe a Commission, a Watchdog or an Ombudsman, always check the validity of what they write, produce or say. More often than not there are errors. 

Read the full story from the source BBC News

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