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Parliament trip for Senedd yr Ifanc representatives to mark International Women’s Day

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Sunday, Mar 11th, 2018.

Two representatives from Senedd yr Ifanc last week celebrated International Women’s Day by shadowing MP Susan Elan Jones in Parliament.

Abi Catherall and Amy Lloyd, who are members of Senedd yr Ifanc / Wrexham’s Youth Parliament, had the opportunity to learn about the work of the Clwyd South MP and her journey as a woman in politics.

Following the visit to Parliament, Tricia Jones, Youth Support Worker said: “This year marks 100 years of some women in the UK being given the vote and the young women of Wrexham’s Senedd yr Ifanc felt that needed to be celebrated.

“We have given young women across the county opportunities to shadow some of Wrexham’s influential women.

“Susan welcomed Abi and Amy to Parliament to learn about the role of a Member of Parliament and to speak about her own journey as a women in politics.”

Susan Elan Jones MP said: “I was delighted to welcome Abi and Amy to Parliament. This is a very historic year as it marks the centenary of some women receiving the vote. We need more women as elected officials at all political levels including Council, Assembly and Parliamentary.”

Amy Lloyd, Wrexham Member of UK Youth Parliament/Member of Senedd yr Ifanc said: “I really enjoyed myself, and it was an opportunity that I may never receive again.

“I am grateful to Susan who took time out of her day to do this for International Women’s Day.”

Abi Catherall, Member of Senedd yr Ifanc added: “I learnt a lot today, I am really grateful for the opportunity.

“It was very interesting to see behind the scenes of Parliament as well as the work that takes place in the House of Commons”

The Senedd yr Ifanc is the Youth Parliament for Wrexham County, they work with young people aged 11-25. If you would like more information on the Senedd yr Ifanc or are interested in joining please email youngvoices@wrexham.gov.uk

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