Plaid Cymru has today announced it is offering free membership of Plaid Ifanc – Plaid Cymru’s Youth Section – for all 14-18 year olds in Wales.
The offer comes as part of their ‘Build Back Better’ initiative which is focused on building a better future for Wales in the aftermath of the Coronavirus crisis.
16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote for the first time in the Senedd elections next year.
Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said the campaign for a “free, fair and inclusive Wales” was one he wanted the young people of Wales to be a part of
Mr Price said the future belonged the young people of Wales and that he would use his voice as the next First Minister of Wales to make their voices heard.
Sioned James and Morgan Bowler Brown, the co-chairs of Plaid Ifanc, said that the free membership was a “gift” and that the scheme was part of Plaid Cymru’s determination to ensure young people play a central role in shaping the future of Wales.
Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said,
“Within a year the Senedd elections will take place and for the first time, there will be an opportunity for those 16 and 17 year olds to vote for the first time.
“The campaign for a new Wales - a free, fair and inclusive Wale - is an exciting one - and I want the young people of Wales to be part of this excitement. The future isn't mine – it belongs to the young people of Wales - but I can use my voice as the next First Minister to make sure their voices are heard.
Sioned James and Morgan Bowler Brown, the co-chairs of Plaid Ifanc said,
“Free membership for young people is a gift in every way.
“By participating in democracy, young people gain confidence and a sense of community. Through this scheme, Plaid Cymru empowers young people and symbolises the party’s determination to ensure young people play a central role in shaping the future of Wales.