Posted on This is My Truth on 25 July
Another Labour AM has announced that they will be retiring at the next Assembly election.
Swansea East AM Val Lloyd has become the latest to respond to Labour's summer deadline to make their intentions for 2011 clear.
This comes on top of the retirements of Rhodri Morgan, Jane Davidson, Brian Gibbons, Lorraine Barrett and Irene James on the Labour benches.
Also standing down is Mick Bates from the Liberal Democrats and Janet Ryder from Plaid - she has in effect signaled her intention to leave the Assembly by standing in Clwyd South rather than sticking with the north Wales regional list.
That's seven AM's leaving the Assembly - more than 10% of the total. Of course of top of this will be those who lose their seats.
Irrespective of whether the Assembly has new powers in 2011, it is going to be all-change in Cardiff Bay come 2011.