What is the role of the Assembly?
The Assembly performs three functions: representing Wales and its people; making laws for Wales; and holding the Welsh Government to account.
Representing Wales and its people
The Assembly is made up of 60 elected Assembly Members. Forty are chosen to represent individual constituencies, and 20 are chosen to represent the five regions of Wales (North Wales, Mid and West Wales, South Wales West, South Wales Central, and South Wales East). Assembly Members represent their area as a member of a political party or as an independent.