The Ceredigion Youth Council has selected a new chairperson and new UK Youth Parliament representative.

Rosa Waby, a Year 12 student at Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig, will lead as the chairperson of the Youth Council for 2023-24, while Aeron Dafydd from Ysgol Bro Teifi will represent Ceredigion as the UK Youth Parliament Member for the same period.

Gwion Bowen, senior children and young people’s participation officer, said: "I would like to congratulate Aeron and Rosa on their recent appointments as part of the Ceredigion Youth Council programme. "There are exciting opportunities ahead this year, and we look forward to working with both members who are already making a positive contribution to democratic processes when it comes to young people in Ceredigion."

Rosa and Aeron have already begun their duties, meeting with local and national leaders to discuss vital issues. Rosa said: "I am excited to work with Ceredigion Youth Council to hopefully make positive changes to the lives of young people here in Ceredigion in 2023-24."

The new members were welcomed by Councillor Wyn Thomas, Ceredigion cabinet member for schools, lifelong learning and skills, who said: "Congratulations to the newly elected members.

"I would like to wish them well for the coming year and I look forward to working together and hearing their voices about issues that are important to the young people of the county."

Rosa takes over from Ifan Meredith whilst Aeron takes over from Aled Lewis.