Project launched to find out why so many people don't vote

Despite a 3% increase in voter turnout in June thousands still didn't vote Credit: PA images

A project is being launched today to find out why so many people in Wales still don't vote.

The 'Missing voices' project will look into how people across Wales feel about politics and the barriers that stop thousands of young and disabled people from heading to the ballot box.

It is being launched by the Electoral Reform Society Cymru in partnership with other organisations such as the Electoral Commission, NUS Wales, and the Welsh Government amongst many others.

Reports suggested the 3% increase in voter turnout in last June's general election was largely due to a significant peak in young voters, yet there were thousands who did not vote.

ERS Cymru will be talking to as many people as possible over the next few months, with the finding of the project published in the autumn.