“Today, we launched the Conservative Youth Shadow Cabinet for Swansea.”
“I think it is important to give young people a voice,” said Cllr. Lyndon Jones, Leader of the Conservative Group on the City & County of Swansea Council,
“I want the views of young people to be at the heart of our policy making ahead of the Local Elections in 2022.”
“I am delighted that Ben Walker is to Lead the Conservative Youth Shadow Cabinet for Swansea. Ben lives in Pennard and has recently been selected to stand in the Local Elections there in 2022.”
Other members include, Euan Renesto, Jasmine Rowlands Lean, Jacob Derluk, Usmaan Ali, Jack Townend, Dewi Roberts, Rhys Owen, Max Bromfield and Rebecca Fudge.
Ben, 19, said "It is a real honour to lead such a fantastic group of individuals. We want to inspire a new generation of Conservative voters whilst maintaining our current vote and I very much believe that by putting Youth at the heart of our policy, we can achieve great things in the 2022 Local Elections."
"There is a lot of work to be done and conversations to be had, but we know that we want to build a greener and healthier City with a better and fairer education system and revolutionised public transport, providing better services and cheaper fares all across Swansea."
"We'd love to hear from as many young people as possible, so you can play your part in making our City the best it can be. Please get in touch."
Byron Davies (Lord Davies of Gower) Chairman of the Welsh Conservative Party, said “I congratulate the Swansea Conservative Group for this initiative, giving the young people of Swansea a voice through this youth shadow cabinet role.
We should not forget that they are the future and are vital participants in forming opinion and setting the scene for Swansea’s generations to come.
Cllr Myles Langstone, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group on the City & County of Swansea Council, said “As someone who currently sits as one of the youngest Councillors in Swansea, I recognise the important role and contribution young people can make. I want to encourage more young people into politics and to make an impact on the future of Swansea. This is a great way to do just that and to ensure that their views and ideas are listened to and taken forward.”