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Welsh Youth Parliament meet for first time

Young people want the new Welsh Youth Parliament to look at the issues around emotional and mental support. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Wales' Youth Parliament will sit for the first time at the Senedd on Saturday.

The group of members, aged between 11 and 18, represent Wales' different constituencies as well as organisations from around the country that reflect the diversity of young people.

The group represent Wales' different constituencies and reflect the diversity of young people. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The 60 new members were elected in November last year. 40 represent the constituencies of Wales and 20 more have been elected from partner organisations to reflect the make-up of Wales. They'll also ensure the representation of diverse groups of young people.

More than 25,000 young people registered to vote electronically in the elections last November. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

More than 25,000 young people registered to vote electronically in the elections last November.

Young people across Wales want the new Welsh Youth Parliament to look at the issues around emotional and mental support when it meets.

A survey of more than 3000 young people aged between 11-18 across Wales said they wanted mental health and emotional wellbeing to be the most pressing issue for the Youth Parliament to look at.

Today, they voted on the three topics to take forward over the next two years. They chose emotional and mental health support, littering and plastic waste and life skills in the curriculum.

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