Vaughan Gething Q&A Session with St Cyres Pupils

This morning I was grilled by the politics class at St. Cyres School n a number of topics ranging from my role as their Assembly Member and Minister for Health, to Brexit and the powers of the National Assembly.

We started off with a very detailed discussion about the current circumstances surrounding Brexit, including this week’s votes in the House of Commons and the Prime Minister’s position after the vote of no confidence.

Pupils then asked questions around the role of the Welsh Gov and it’s current powers, as well as whether or not Wales is still on a journey with devolution. We continue to have more powers devolved to Wales, but we also need to take stock of the powers we do have and ensure they are being effectively discharged to benefit the people of Wales.

We also discussed the Assembly’s position on reducing the voting age to 16 for Assembly and Local Government elections. I fully back the position as I have for a long time and believe that we also need to explore new ways of making voting in elections more accessible whether that is placing ballot boxes in different spaces or potentially voting remotely and electronically