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    Wales 2016

    Are you over 16 and living in Wales? Are you registered to vote? How much do you know about how to register, how to vote and why your vote matters? Go to our Wales 2016 website to find out more.

Young People, Politics and Democracy in Wales

This 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!

We want young people to be at the heart of this website, so make sure you get involved through Twitter, Facebook or by emailing yourassembly@assembly.wales.

The Assembly Elections 2016

 

Much 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 new First Minister (FM) will also be chosen and he or she will then select a team of 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.

What's being saidRSS

Young People have their say in CYPE Legacy Report

The Children, Young People and Education Committee has published its legacy report, to provide a useful starting point for the next committee, to show what they have done in the fourth Assembly and what they have learned. The committee is made up of Assembly Members from different political parties and it their role is to […]

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Paul Glaze, Chief Executive for the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS).

Why are the Assembly elections important to me? – Paul Glaze

  As the National Assembly for Wales’s election approaches on 5 May, we have asked Paul Glaze; Chief Executive for the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS), and Prof. Sally Holland; Children’s Commissioner for Wales, to answer a big question – “why are the Assembly elections important to you?” This is what Paul […]

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Prof. Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Why are the Assembly elections important to me? – Prof. Sally Holland

As the National Assembly for Wales’s election approaches on 5 May, we have asked Paul Glaze; Chief Executive for the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS), and Prof. Sally Holland; Children’s Commissioner for Wales, to answer a big question – “why are the Assembly elections important to you?” This is what Prof. Sally Holland had […]

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Dissolution

Here is your guide to what will happen at the Assembly between 6 April 2016 and the election on 5 May 2016. What is dissolution? ‘Dissolution’ is the term used to describe the end of a parliamentary term—a full term of five years in the case of the Assembly. When will this take place? Dissolution […]

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Apply for an apprenticeship at the National Assembly for Wales

Are you between 16-24 and looking for a paid training opportunity? The Assembly is looking for 4 apprentices to work in different departments across the organisation… The deadline for applications was 10.00 Tuesday 29 March, 2016 and has now passed. View current job vacancies What’s the job? The placements are based in Cardiff Bay. The scheme […]

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