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Teen covid stats whiz Lloyd to stand for the Welsh Youth Parliament

17 Oct 2021 2 minutes Read
Lloyd Warburton. Picture by S4C

A teenage stats whiz who kept Wales updated with the latest Covid-19 trends through much of the pandemic has announced that he will stand for the Welsh Youth Parliament.

Aberystwyth’s Lloyd Warburton, who won a national award for his work during the first two waves of Covid, has said he will stand to be Ceredigion’s representative.

The election will take from 1 to 22 November and those age 11 to 18 can register now to vote. Voters must register by 29 October.

The Welsh Youth Parliament was set up in 2018 to provide young people with a voice in Welsh politics. Forty members are elected in an electronic election using the Senedd constituencies and twenty further members were chosen by partner organisations.

All sixty members of the Parliament meet at the Senedd building in Cardiff, over a total of three occasions, during their two-year term. They then make recommendations to the Welsh Parliament itself.

“I am delighted to announce that I am standing to be Ceredigion’s next representative in the Welsh Youth Parliament,” Lloyd Warburton said on Twitter, and called for young people to register to vote for him.

Lloyd Warburton had attended the opening of the sixth Senedd on Thursday, at Ceredigion Senedd Member Elin Jones’ invitation. He met NHS Wales Chief Executive Dr. Andrew Goodall as well as Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price.

Adam Price posted a picture of his meeting with Lloyd Warburton and Elin Jones captioned: “Two leaders and a future leader.”

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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

An honest broker of facts, you are a sapling to nurture for our future Lloyd. I truly hope you go no further than the Prifysgol on the Hill and the first Department for International Politics in the World for your next step…Bravo !

Grayham Jones
1 month ago

We in wales have got to stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh start fighting for your children and grandchildren future in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 kick all English party’s out of wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 that’s the Tories Labour and all Brexit party’s it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

Yawn!!!

Kevin Morgan
Kevin Morgan
1 month ago

Is it me or have 40 people been elected by public vote, only to find an additional 20 inserted by undusclosed organisations who have undermined the elections and ensured they have political leverage over a third of them who can easily tip the balance of decisions made and the future of Wales…? What are the votes for if someone can just come along and undermine the integrity of democracy itself and the elected officials, and overrun it with governing officials who were not elected by the people. I thought we were trying to put a stop to corruption in government?… Read more »

Mawkernewek
1 month ago
Reply to  Kevin Morgan

the names of the organisations are all there on the Welsh Youth Parliament website

Gill
Gill
1 month ago

Arwr yn ngwir ystyr y gair, diymhongar, deallus, arloesol, egwyddorol a chymwynaswr i’r genedl.

Welsh Youth
Welsh Youth
1 month ago

Hello 👋

Welsh Youth
Welsh Youth
1 month ago

Any other candidates or just Lloyd?

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