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AM welcomes new plans to introduce votes for 16 and 17-year-olds at local elections

REBECCA Evans AM has welcomed new plans to give 16 and 17-year-old residents of Gower a vote in future local council elections.

The plans are part of a raft of proposals from the Welsh Labour Government aimed at invigorating local democracy in Wales.

The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill, which is being published today, aims to widen the range of people who can vote and stand for office and make it easier for people to influence the work of those who represent them.

Rebecca Evans  AM said: “I welcome these proposals which will give young people a say in how their local services are run.

“These proposals from the Welsh Labour Government mark another important step forward for our democracy in Wales, following legislation which has been introduced to give 16 and 17-year-olds a vote in future elections to the Senedd, which is now in its final stage.”

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