Read Toby Lewis’s story on why he is voting below and join the conversation by submitting your own here.
I am voting in the Welsh Assembly Elections.
Because this is our opportunity as a student movement to affect change on a ‘national’ level. I hear a lot of students say ‘What’s the point in voting? My vote doesn’t mean anything’, and although that might seem an appropriate response to the general elections it isn’t the case with the Assembly election.
Students in Wales make up a large part of the electorate, if we were all to engage and cast our votes then we would have the possibility of affecting real change within the country’s leadership. On top of this rather exciting possibility, we also have an extreme advantage over students in England. The Welsh Assembly is much more accessible than Parliament, and with the increase in devolved powers, more and more of the policy that affects us is becoming increasingly accessible.
Claim your vote and be proud to know that you have made and can make a difference!