Ceredigion Youth Council elected Poppy Evans as the County’s new Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) in July, and she will represent Ceredigion in the UK Youth Parliament in 2021-2022.
Poppy Evans, a Year 13 pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron, was elected by members of Ceredigion Youth Council to take over from the current MYP, Huw Jones, also a former pupil of Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron and an active member of the YFC in Ceredigion, whose term in office as MYP has come to an end.
Huw Jones who represented Ceredigion’s young people during his last term as MYP has recently handed over the reins to Poppy. During Huw’s time in office, he worked tirelessly to campaign and champion the voices of Ceredigion’s young people, both locally and in the House of Commons in November 2019.
Poppy has already started her new role as MYP, and will participate in various activities both nationally, alongside Children in Wales, and locally as part of the Ceredigion Youth Council. Due to the pandemic, the programme of work for the UK’s MYPs remains a little different, and many of the activities will be held virtually once again this year.
Councillor Catrin Miles, Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Lifelong Learning and Skills, Support and Intervention, said: “It’s vitally important that young people are given a platform to express their voices and have an opportunity to take part in the political process. The UK Youth Parliament is an opportunity for Westminster to hear young people raising the issues they care about most. We are very proud of Poppy as Ceredigion’s new MYP, and we wish her the best of luck for the forthcoming year.”
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