Friday 24 June 2016, saw the return of the annual Youth Work Excellence Awards in North Wales. The event was held at Venue Cymru in Llandudno with over 150 young people, youth workers and organisation representatives in attendance including Caryl Hughes from our own team here at the National Assembly for Wales. The evening began […]
Young People, Politics and Democracy in WalesThis is a dedicated website for young people to learn about the National Assembly for Wales – what it does and how it affects young people living in Wales. Everyone in Wales should have a say in how their country is run and one way of doing this is by voting in National Assembly for Wales elections. But what if you're not old enough to vote yet? Or don’t feel you know enough about politics to vote? There are still lots of ways you can make a difference and get your voice heard in Wales, and this website will show you how you can make sure your voice is heard!
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The Assembly Elections 2016Much like Leicester City winning the Premiership (and who would have predicted that back in February!) the race to form the next Assembly and the ultimate goal of winning the most Assembly Member (AM) seats is now over. Who won? Well, overall seats for each political party, after weeks of campaigning are:
- Welsh Labour 29
- Welsh Conservatives 11
- Plaid Cymru 12
- The Welsh Liberal Democrats 1
- United Kingdom Independent Party 7
For a full list and pictures of the Assembly Members for each constituency and region please visit our election page.
What happens next?
All Assembly Members have taken part in an oath taking ceremony and met for their first Plenary meeting at the Senedd on 11 June 2016. A new Presiding Officer (PO) and Deputy PO were chosen by secret vote by all Assembly Members. Elin Jones AM is now the Presiding Officer and Ann Jones AM is the Deputy Presiding Officer.
A First Minister (FM), Carwyn Jones AM ,was also chosen and he has selected a team of Ministers and Deputy Ministers to form the next Welsh Government. The Government will present their spending plans to the Assembly, for scrutiny in the Autumn term. We will then have a better idea of what their priorities will be in the first year of Assembly Business. To make sure you have a say about what they want to do keep visiting this website or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.