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