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 […]
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 email@example.com.
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.