Twenty years since Yes for Wales

Twenty years ago we had launched the Yes for Wales campaign, which was of course dependent on Labour winning the 1997 General Election campaign and implementing its referendum promise.

In September, we are planning a conference to mark the twentieth anniversary of Wales’s historic vote. More soon.

In the meantime, I wrote this about the launch of the 1997 campaign recently. You’ll find some entertaining photographs from the campaign on my Tumblr site here

Opening up the Assembly

On Friday and Saturday, we are organising a Senedd Lab to ‘hack the Assembly’ as part of our work for the Presiding Officer’s Digital News Taskforce. You can register for the event here.

I wrote about our work as a group on the Click on Wales site here in January.

In summary, the taskforce is considering how best to ensure that:

• users of Assembly services, like the website, or Senedd TV, the live and recorded searchable ‘feed’ of Assembly proceedings, or the printed Record of Proceedings can more easily navigate around them, take and use data from them, adapt video and other content for their own purposes, and generally give a better user experience;
• online services, including social media, help the Assembly meet the needs of different audiences and customers;
• the Assembly’s committees better communicate the work they are doing