• Young People for the Youth Parliament

    Youth Parliament

    The Assembly has committed to creating a Youth Parliament. Check this section for updates and to see how you can get involved.

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.

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A New Youth Parliament for Wales

THANK YOU. On 19 October 2016, following a unanimous vote of support from Assembly Members, the Assembly Commission agreed to explore the feasibility of establishing a Welsh Youth Parliament, and the Llywydd, Elin Jones AM, announced her intention to establish a Welsh Youth Parliament. We asked you what you wanted YOUR youth parliament to look […]

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Your Assembly Ambassadors – Pentrehafod Student Parliament

Learning on a Live Building Site Our school is a Rights Respecting School and, as such, student voice is very important. We have a Student Parliament, where students’ are selected, through an election process to represent their peers on the student cabinet. This is particularly important to us at present, as our school is currently […]

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Eleanor and Lixwm School students

Your Assembly Ambassador – Eleanor from Girlguiding Cymru

Hello, my name is Eleanor, and I am 14 and live in Faes Glas, north Wales. In February I went to Broneirion which is the GirlGuiding Cymru headquarters. I learnt about things like science, sports and medicine but I also learnt about the National Assembly for Wales. On the fifteenth of June I went to […]

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Pupil voting electronically on a tablet.

Your Assembly Ambassadors – Newtown High School Council

One of the major principles of a school council is that it is representative of the students it is representing. School councils in Wales are a statutory requirement and must be elected as such. The requirement of secret ballot ensures that elections to school councils are fair and cannot be influenced by teachers or other […]

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9th Commonwealth Youth Parliament

Have you got what it takes to represent Wales on an international stage? Find out how to apply for a chance to attend the 9th Commonwealth Youth Parliament in the British Virgin Islands! It’s a dream opportunity that many young people wish for, and The National Assembly for Wales is excited to offer once again […]

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Your Assembly Ambassadors – Crickhowell High School Council

Last week members of Crickhowell High School Council took part in the consultation on setting up a Welsh Youth Parliament, and welcomed the opportunity to share their ideas on how it should operate. On 19 October 2016, following a unanimous vote of support from Assembly Members, the Assembly Commission agreed to explore the feasibility of […]

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