More than 2,000 young people in Ceredigion have voted for the topics which are most important to them.

The 'Rhoi dy Farn 2023' ballot, organised by Ceredigion's Youth Work and Engagement Service, gives young people the opportunity to vote on a topics that will then shape the Youth Council's priorities during 2023.

2,184 young people between the ages of 11 and 25 voted in Rhoi dy Farn 2023 campaign, and the hot topics with the most votes are 'cost of living crisis', followed by 'careers', and 'education' being third.

Ifan Meredith, Chair of Ceredigion Youth Council said: “The 'Rhoi Dy Farn 2023' campaign has enabled young people across the county to state their views on the issues that are important to them. It is interesting to see these results which show the concerns of young people in the area and the Youth Council is ready to respond and to question the people in power about these issues.”

Councillor Wyn Thomas, Cabinet Member for Schools, Lifelong Learning and Skills, said: “The subjects raised by Ceredigion young people are very important, combining local and global issues. I am very pleased to see the Youth Council doing a fantastic job in collecting and discussing these topics, and also presenting them to a wider audience. These are extremely important issues that deserve further consideration.”

In July 2023, Ceredigion Youth Council will present a series of questions in response to the results of the ballot, to a panel of public figures.

It is an event that has been held for six consecutive years and is an opportunity to share the voice of young people in Ceredigion regarding issues that are important to them.

More details and the full results available in the leaflet attached.