Youth parliament 'a way for our voices to be heard'

A youth parliament for Wales will help children come up with ideas that will "inspire us all", the presiding officer has said.

Elin Jones was launching the formal consultation on a plan backed by all parties in the assembly last October.

Young people will be asked for their views on the youth parliament's name, aim, membership, role and values.

"Children and young people have the right to take part [in politics] as citizens now," Ms Jones said.

She launched the consultation at her old school in Lampeter, Ceredigion, where many pupils welcomed the idea.

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