Welsh Youth Parliament – One Place, Every Voice
There’s a completely new way for young people to have their say on the things that matter to them in Wales.
The Welsh Youth Parliament is a platform to amplify young voices with 60 young people aged 11-18 set to become Welsh Youth Parliament Members. Young people will elect 40 of them by voting in the election in November 2018. The remaining 20 will be elected by partner organisations.
Putting the parliament together this way will make sure that there’s representation from diverse groups of young people across Wales.
Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-Poverty said: “This is a fantastic way for young people in Wrexham to have their say on decisions that are made in Wales. It is the perfect opportunity to encourage young people to find an interest in politics, or even start their own career in politics.
“I would urge everyone aged between 11-18 to get involved and register to vote in the Welsh Youth Parliament elections.”
Know someone who would make a good Welsh Youth Parliament member?
If you live in Wales, or get your education in Wales and are aged between 11-18, you can put yourself forward to become a Welsh Youth Parliament Member.
As a Welsh Youth Parliament Member you will identify, debate and raise awareness of the issues important to young people across Wales.
How will it work?
Every two-year session of the Welsh Youth Parliament will:
- Empower Wales’ young people to identify, raise awareness of and debate important issues
- Listen to young people in Wales, represent their views, and act on the issues that are important
- Work with young closely with young people in Wales
- Voter registration – May 28 – November 16, 2018
- Elections – November 5 – November 25, 2018
- Apply to be part of the Welsh Youth Parliament – September 3 – September 30, 2018
- Election results – announced in December 2018
Visit the website more information about the new Welsh Youth Parliament