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Eleri Griffiths

Eleri Griffiths

Cynon Valley

Eleri was a Member of the first Welsh Youth Parliament from 2018 to 2021.

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Eleri was a Member of the first Welsh Youth Parliament from 2018 to 2021.

The following was her candidate statement for election to the first Welsh Youth Parliament:

My Key Issues are:

  • Child Poverty
  • Anxiety linked to exam pressures
  • Negative impact of social media

When hearing about this position I was extremely enthusiastic and excited to have a chance to represent the views of young people in my local area. My home town is Merthyr Tydfil, though I am proud to attend Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun, a large Welsh medium secondary school in the Cynon Valley. I would love to be part of the Youth Parliament and would relish the chance to become an elected member . This would give me an opportunity to voice my opinion on the three key issues mentioned previously.

I’ve been an elected member of my school’s council for 3 years and in that time I’ve had extensive training on the rights of children. The school council has  allowed me a platform to express the views and explore the issues that affect young people within my school and local community.

I believe that young people should vote for me as they can trust me to represent them and convey their opinions  in a clear, concise manner. I'm a very approachable character and a confident public speaker. This is evident as I recently participated and got through to the Welsh final of the RSPCA great debate held in Cardiff Bay.

Terms of office

  1. 05/12/2018 - 05/03/2021

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