Supporting young candidates to be elected across Wales!
You can apply for Young & Winning support here: https://goo.gl/forms/DkH0ZPMaPGDgp6Xz2
Young and Winning is a program of training, support, and resources dedicated to helping young people in the Liberal Democrats get elected at all levels of political office. It’s designed to find out what would help an individual most throughout their campaign – whether that’s some help delivering leaflets, some help paying for literature, or getting to grips with the selection process.
So far the Young Liberals have introduced training designed specifically with the idea of walking young people through the process in mind. From the very moment you consider standing for election to your hopeful victory, our training provides a step-by-step survival guide to candidacy with some tips from young candidates. In particular, in dealing with ageism in the party, it forms a crucial part of the training in attempting to eradicate barriers to candidacy for young people in the party based on their age.
Young and Winning Action Days across the country have seen young councillors elected to serve on Town and City councils in their local area, putting Young Liberals UK’s goals of supporting young people into action with tangible results on which to look back and improve upon. Young people are staggeringly underrepresented in Parliament, on councils of all levels, and in devolved legislative bodies – it is crucial that we do what we can to address this because with it will come a greater diversity of ideas and more innovative solutions to the problems facing our communities.
Here is what it's founder Charlie Kingsbury, an RhI Cymru member, has to say about it;
"We’re seeing more and more young people become politically active and engaged, and so it is only right that we see more and more young people making decisions for their communities as representatives. As Liberal Democrats, it is vital that we appeal to a wider audience than we currently do, and the best way to do that is by highlighting the young talent of our party and the new ideas and experiences they bring with them."
We have a growing number of our members elected across Wales. Here are some that Young and Winning has helped win!
Cllr Rhys Taylor - Cardiff City Council
Cllr Daniel Naughton - Cardiff City Council
Cllr Charlie Kingsbury - Aberystwyth Town Council
Cllr Michael Chappell - Aberystwyth Town Council
Cllr Nathan Tarr - Graig Community Council