Local MS quizzed by Bridgend Youth Council member

Bridgend MS Carwyn Jones recently took part in an online question and answer session with a member of Bridgend Youth Council, Cameron Richards. Cameron who is just 16 years of age is an active member of the Youth Council and also volunteers a few nights a week at KPC Youth and Community in Pyle, in Bridgend, therefore, he had plenty of questions from which to draw upon to ask his local MS. Also in attendance were two officers from Bridgend Council’s Youth Service namely, Lois Sutton and Teresa Cox, both Children’s Rights and Participation Workers at BCBC.

In an hour long session, Mr Jones answered questions on lockdown restrictions, transmission of Covid in the community, how the NHS was coping, the safe re-opening of Youth Clubs and Community Centres, the merits of an outside Youth Club, social distancing in schools, classes who were self isolating, bubbles, and whether it was right to keep schools open, testing, the merits of the 10pm alcohol curfew, police enforcement, social distancing and the wearing of face masks and elections and online voting and the Shared Prosperity Fund. There was also some political questions and a discussion on approaches to tackling the Covid pandemic by each of the respective Governments across the UK.

Mr Jones said “ A very enjoyable session. Cameron had clearly come armed with a variety of questions and had done his research. He was very engaging and was very clear on what he wanted to ask me. I hope I answered all his questions.”

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