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Bethany addresses House of Commons
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Pembrokeshire College Health and Social Care student and member of Youth Parliament (MYP), Bethany Roberts, was recently invited to give a speech in the House of Commons representing the views of the young people of Pembrokeshire.
Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly, Bethany attended the UK Youth Parliament at Westminster where she delivered a speech in favour of giving 16-years olds the vote – a topic which she is passionate about.
Bethany first started to get interested in politics when she joined Milford Haven Youth Club at the age of 11 and became involved with youth council work, she then joined Milford Haven Youth Council before becoming involved in the Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly where she was elected as Chairperson in 2016 and re-elected in November 2017.
After completing her course, Bethany plans to study Sociology and Politics at university and commented: “I have a passion for representing young people and feel strongly about the issues raised. I have represented young people since the age of 11 locally and nationally. I feel young people have a right to a voice and it’s important we use it.”
She added: “When I first joined Milford Haven Youth Council, I never realised what doors it would open for me. This work has made such a difference in my life and I’m really passionate about giving young people a voice at a local, national and UK level. I also really enjoy being part of my community and making a real difference.
“Attending the House of Commons with the UK Youth Parliament was an amazing opportunity and a real privilege to represent Pembrokeshire. I never in my life thought I would stand in the House of Commons and deliver a speech.”
Bethany also recently won the Volunteer of the Year category at the Radio Pembrokeshire Awards for her hard work and commitment to young people and children’s rights.