Become a Welsh Youth Parliament Member

Wales will be launching the second youth parliament in January 2022 and Learning Disability Wales is one of the partner organisations supporting young disabled people to have a voice.

Do you want to use your voice to influence the decisions that affect you, your friends, your family?

We are looking for 2 young disabled people to support to become members of the next Welsh Youth Parliament.

If you, or a young disabled person you know, are interested in becoming a Youth Parliament Member, you can find out how to apply here (PDF).

Voted for by young people

60 young people aged 11 – 18 will be your Welsh Youth Parliament Members.

40 of them will be elected by young people voting in the Youth Parliament election in November 2021. The remaining 20 will be elected by young people from partner organisations. Learning Disability Wales is proud to be one of these organisations.

Putting the Welsh Youth Parliament together this way makes sure there is representation from diverse groups of young people.

Run by young people

The issues that the Welsh Youth Parliament will raise awareness of will be chosen by young people, backed by the young people you chose to be your Welsh Youth Parliament Members.

Your Welsh Youth Parliament Members will highlight and debate your issues at a national level, gathering views from other young people across the country and working with those with the power to make change.

How the Youth Parliament will work

Every two-year session of the Welsh Youth Parliament will:

  • Empower Wales’ young people to identify, raise awareness of and debate the important issues to young people.
  • Listen to young people in Wales, represent their views, and act on the issues that are important to them.
  • Work with young people in Wales, share what the Youth Parliament is doing with the issues they have raised.

More information

For more information visit the Welsh Youth Parliament website, or speak to Sam Williams at Learning Disability Wales, phone 029 2068 1160 or email