Assembly Member for Pontypridd for Pontypridd, Mick Antoniw is encouraging young people to take part in a National Assembly for Wales’ consultation to set up a Youth Parliament in Wales.


The proposal is the result of input from young people across Wales and the Assembly’s education and youth engagement team have been promoting the consultation in schools and in youth groups across Wales.  The consultation, which closes on 30th June gets the ball rolling and makes sure that the views of young people are considered in all aspects of the proposal.


Assembly Member for Pontypridd, Mick Antoniw said:


“It was very encouraging to see so many young people engaging and voting in the recent General Election and I know from the visits I make to local schools and by talking to school groups who visit the Assembly, that young people are increasingly interested in discussing the issues that affect them.  So, this exciting initiative is very timely indeed.”


“The consultation is open to all young people and seeks to establish the aims of a Youth Parliament, who should sit in the Parliament and how they should be elected.”


“It is critical that Young People have a voice in our democracy and the Welsh Youth Parliament is one way in which that voice can be heard.  I‘d encourage all young people to get involved and take part in the consultation.”


The consultation can be found at: