Become a Welsh Youth Parliament Member

Applications are open

Want to become a member of the next Welsh Youth Parliament?

As one of 60 Welsh Youth Parliament Members (WYPM) you'll give a platform to the voices of young people in Wales on issues that are important to them.


Why become a Member?

From making an impact for young people in Wales, to media engagements, events and training - there's lots of unique opportunities to get involved with.

Be a voice

You can make a difference by raising awareness of the issues facing young
people in Wales at a national level.

Be an influencer

Have an opportunity to influence the way Members of Senedd see and understand
issues facing young people in Wales.

Develop your skills

Develop your leadership and research skills, and boost your confidence in public speaking – skills that will benefit you for life.

Gain knowledge

Develop your knowledge of how politics works and understand how decisions impact the lives of people in Wales.

Unique experiences

Get the chance to debate in the Senedd's debating chamber and take part in media engagements.

Share the journey

Make new friends, and share experiences with a diverse group of young people.

Still not sure?

Here's what past Welsh Youth Parliament Members had to say about their experience.

 

Throw yourself at EVERYTHING! Whether that be making friends, speaking in the Chamber, eating brownies or other opportunities, just make the most of everything.”

Ffion-Haf Davies - WYPM 2018-2021

 

Two incredible years of meetings, progress and most importantly, fun. It has been a truly incredible experience that has provided us all with so much and helped young people across Wales find their voice.

Evan Burgess - WYPM 2018-2021

 

Being part of the Welsh Youth Parliament has really helped my own personal development but also spurred my friends and young people I know to take an interest in politics.

TALULAH THOMAS - WYPM 2018-2021

Your application

Ready to apply?

Here's how you can apply to become a Welsh Youth Parliament Member.

1. MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

You'll need to live in Wales, or receive your education in Wales.

You'll also need to be between 11 - 17 years old on the 22 November 2021.

2. DOWNLOAD YOUR CANDIDATE PACK

Start your journey to standing for election.

Grab our candidate pack to get all the info on what's involved in becoming a Welsh Youth Parliament Member.

Download your candidate pack

3. COMPLETE YOUR NOMINATION

Including a 200-word bio explaining why you would be a good Welsh Youth Parliament Member.

Detailing three issues directly affecting young in people in Wales that really matter to you.

Applications will close on 20 September 2021. 

Apply today

Ready to be a voice for young people?

With everything going on in the world, youth voices need to be heard now more than ever.