Education is 'key' say voters

Sixth formers in Merthyr Tydfil will be voting for the first time Credit: ITV News Wales

Like thousands of eighteen year-olds across the country, sixth formers in Merthyr Tydfil will be voting for the first time tomorrow.

At the moment they are studying for their A levels in school sixth forms, but if they were taking their exams in two years' time, they would be sitting them in a new sixth form college.

Pupils at the town's Bishop Hedley High School battled council plans to close the four school sixth forms in the borough.

And they say they will not be forgetting that campaign when they put a cross on that ballot paper tomorrow.

And youth worker Gaynor James from Tredegar thinks education is paramount too.

With Blaenau Gwent education authority in special measures, she says the way schools are run is important.

Meanwhile the provision of Welsh medium education is also a hot topic.

Huw David from Llantrisant struggled to get his son Rhys into a Welsh medium primary school.

He says in areas like Rhondda Cynon Taff and Caerphilly, voters will be thinking of this tomorrow.

So however people vote tomorrow, it seems that education will be a key priority.