Vaughan Gething Labour AM for Cardiff South and Penarth

Wales Labour leadership contender – and AM for Cardiff South and Penarth – Vaughan Gething has said that he would like to see voting being made compulsory.

He’s told WalesonLine that “I think it would make politicians behave differently. If you knew every person had a vote you couldn’t ignore people.”

Gething also backs giving 16-year-olds the vote and says that people should be able to vote “on-line” – presumably  on their mobile phones.

He also says he can “see a case”  for their being yet more members of the Welsh Assembly than there are at the moment

From a sedentary position Gething began heckling UKIP AM Neil Hamilton – and was told by Hamilton to “Shut up and Listen“. Gething was then told by the Presiding Officer to remain silent

It’s not been a good day for Gething in the National Assembly.  As Hamilton was questioning Labour’s questionable decision to appoint another commissioner to investigate the “Barmaidgate scandal” ( see PDN ) Gething began – in a most un-statesmanlike way – to heckle and interrupt Hamilton from a sedentary position.

UKIP’s Neil Hamilton giving some pointers to Vaughan Gething

Hamilton told him on no uncertain terms to “Shut up and Listen!”.

Gething’s  humiliation was then compounded when he was told by the Presiding Officer to remain silent during the remainder of  Hamilton’s speech.


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  1. Ocobblepot says:

    Yet another reason, not to vote for him.

  2. Philip Rapier says:

    Why not in Oz it only results in a modest Fine if you fail to vote and we can use the money to pay the Assembly Members expenses. -or – in the case of UKIP/Vote Leave members a decent haircut and a new/ suit would be useful—– certainly not paying their election or referendum expenses are we as they are being looked to by m’learned friends?

  3. Gavin says:

    “If you knew every person had a vote you couldn’t ignore people.”

    Ironic. He ignored everyone’s opinion regarding the Hinkley sludge.

    • Penarthur says:

      He only ignored the gullible and the agitators.

      • Pip says:

        Because having sludge from the doorstep of a nuclear power plant that has been known to have leaked numerous times in the past disturbed and deposited into the environment is a good idea. OK Penarthur. OK.,

  4. Frank Evans says:

    Oh dear he is running on empty.

    • The Tax payer says:

      On empty. He only started on half in the first place but he still gets paid the same anyway 👍😎

  5. snoggerdog says:

    if i find there is no one i could vote for,i will vote for no one.

  6. Lind says:

    I think I would find it hard to stay silent if being lectured by Neil Hamilton .

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