Politicians should reduce the age of voting to 16, invest in mental health services and keep their promise to end child poverty by 2020 – according to young people in Caerphilly.
Nine members of Caerphilly Youth Forum added their voices to a national youth manifesto outlining five ways for politicians to win back the support of young people.
The delegation from Caerphilly Youth Forum were Fern Price, Jamie Maddocks, Ashley-May Williams, Chelsea Birt, Matthew Williams, Shelby Jones, Nia Rolls, Paige Cherrington and Jordan Rees.
They joined hundreds of young people at a rally in London to launch the Manifesto ‘Our Parliament, Our Vision’.
They outlined the five most important actions that they hope Parliament will take on their behalf.
- Support a National Youth Transport card that offers 16 to 25 year olds a third off public transport fares.
- Reduce the voting age for parliamentary and other public elections to 16 years.
- Create an equal National Minimum Wage for everyone aged over 16.
- Keep the promise to end child poverty by 2020.
- Invest in comprehensive mental health services for young people.