First Time Voters

TVotes at 16his May, Wales joins a growing list of countries where 16 and 17 year olds can vote in elections. Scotland has been doing this for a number of years now and now it is finally happening here in Wales!

Choosing who to support can be difficult. To help you in your decision making, here on this page in some information about Plaid Cymru and our candidate here in Pontypridd, Heledd Fychan. There's also information about online meetings specifically arranged for first-time voters so you can discuss the issues that matter to you directly with Heledd.

Heledd lives in Pontypridd, and since 2017, has represented the town on RCT Council and Pontypridd Town Council. She has worked tirelessly with, and for, people of all ages on a number of campaigns including securing more youth club provision, free sanitary products in schools and colleges to end period poverty, and the retention of sixth forms in the wider Pontypridd area. The climate emergency is also a key priority for her, and she has campaigned to urge our Government to take urgent action to save our planet for future generations. She has also led calls for an Independent Inquiry into the 2020 floods, so that we can better understand the impact of climate change on flooding in Wales and secure justice for those affected.

Heledd supports Welsh independence, and wants to see decisions about Wales taken in Wales. She is fed up of seeing more and more inequality in our society, and believes we need a Government that creates a more equal Wales, for everyone. Plaid Cymru is the only party standing in this election that will campaign for independence and deliver a referendum on independence, so that the people of Wales can decide on the future of our nation.

So that you have an opportunity to speak with her directly, Heledd has organised a number of meetings specifically for new voters along with Efan Fairclough, who until recently was a Member of the Welsh Youth Parliament. The first took place on 25 March, and topics included the climate emergency, the future of education, mental health services for young people, inequality and employment. Whilst a number of attendees shared their views and asked questions, others just listened in. You'd be very welcome to join one of the two remaining sessions:


Book now to attend the meeting on 8th April - 5.30pm: Click here to go to Eventbrite 

(Registration is required for this event)


 Book now to attend the meeting on 22nd April - 5.30pm: Click here to go to Eventbrite 

 (Registration is required for this event)


Alternatively, feel free to get in touch directly with Heledd with any questions you may have either via social media or by emailing [email protected]

Please also get in touch if you'd like to support the campaign. 


You can find out more about what we stand for on this website and also on our national site


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  • Geraint Day
    published this page in Campaigns 2021-03-02 21:26:22 +0000

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