The award-winning Diverse5050 campaign is a coalition campaign in partnership between Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales, Electoral Reform Society Cymru, Race Council Cymru, and EYST Wales (Ethnic Youth Support Team). Its aim is to ensure that Wales elects politicians at a local, Westminster and Senedd level that are gender balanced, with meaningful representation from people with protected characteristics and marginalised communities.

The Diverse5050 campaign is calling for:

  • Electoral reform that will deliver an enlarged Senedd elected
  • Legally binding integrated diversity and gender quotas
  • A Senedd elected according to a principle of proportionality
  • Strong measures from political parties to ensure diversity of candidates
  • Support for practical measures to encourage more diverse candidates

Legislative landmarks of campaign success so far:

  • Introduction of the Elections and Elected Bodies (Wales) Bill in October 2023
  • Introduction of the Senedd Cymru (Electoral Candidates Lists) Bill in March 2024


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More information: 

WEN Wales submitted evidence to the Committee. 

WEN Wales briefing on effectiveness and impact on quotas.