Over 3000 votes cast in first ever parallel local election for young people aged 11-15 in Wales
- Votes received from 19 council areas
- Labour had the most votes in Wales overall, followed by Plaid Cymru
- Labour had the most votes in 10 council areas, followed by Plaid Cymru who had the most votes in 3 council areas
- Independent Candidates had 345 votes, putting them 3rd in terms of overall votes
- 58% of young people completing a survey after taking part said they now were more likely to vote in local elections when they’re old enough
In some areas there were hundreds of votes while in others the result is based on very small numbers. We have published all results so that every vote was counted.
Because of the huge number of individual wards across Wales, on young people’s e-ballots we listed all of the parties standing across their county, as opposed to making individual ballots for each ward and listing candidates by name.
Young people were instructed to:
- Decide which local candidate they wanted to vote for, based on their school or club’s postcode. We suggested using the school’s postcode to make it easier for young people to research their candidates as a group and to make it easier for teachers/group leaders to support young people
- Note which party that candidate represents, or note if they are an independent candidate
- Find the right party on the ballot paper. Or choose ‘independent candidate’ if they wanted to vote for an independent candidate
Our results map
Our results map shows the parties who received the most votes in each area, as opposed to parties who won an overall majority.
Overall vote share
The graph above shows the percentage of votes each party received overall, across Wales.
To see which party won in this parallel election in your council area, use the interactive map or scroll down to the bottom of the page for a detailed breakdown of votes.