The Welsh Young Liberals have unveiled their youth manifesto ahead of a Senedd election which they say will help put recovery first for young people in Wales.
This is the first youth manifesto in this important election where 16 and 17 year olds will be voting for the first time.
The manifesto includes pledges to:
- By 2025, introduce free public transport for young people up to the age of 25, as part of our plan to give the next generation the best opportunities.
- A trial of a Universal Basic Income
- A 24/7 mental health care system.
Matthew Hobbs from the Welsh Young Liberals said:
“We are the party of young people and have responded to calls from a number of organisations to ensure we are able to engage with first time voters ahead of this important election.
“This manifesto has been written by young people in Wales after consultation with numerous groups and stakeholders and aims to put recovery first in Wales. This means we will build a stronger, more resilient country which will help the next generation to thrive in the inclusive Wales we want and address the issues they face in their daily lives.”
Jane Dodds leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats added:
“A core part of the electoral discussion Welsh Liberal Democrats have been having has been how to engage with young and first time voters across Wales. The publication and launch of this youth manifesto has been undertaken by the next generation of leaders in Wales and is designed to appeal and resonate with young people and first time voters across Wales.”
You can find the Youth Manifesto below: