James Cockrill


Standing for:

Swansea West

My key issues are:

  • Period Poverty

  • Mental Health Support

  • Support for Teaching Assistants 

Candidate profile:

James Cockrill.

Olchfa Comprehensive School (Year 8)


I am currently involved in Scouts and I intend to start the Young leader programme next year and have already helped with camps and activities for Cubs, Karate (Black belt in two months) and languages (fluent in English and German and conversational in Welsh and Spanish).

Extra-curricular Activities.

In school I am involved in Eco group, Debating Society, Rights, School Council (Primary School) and ICT Ambassador (Primary school).

Why I would like to become Youth Parliament Representative for Wales

I became interested in representing other children when I was elected for the School Council. This gave me the opportunity to become more aware of important issues for children like equality and ensuring other people's happiness.

In secondary school I furthered this interest by becoming Rights Ambassador and representing Olchfa at pupil voice forums and rights conversations. I have also met with the Welsh Children’s Commissioner (Sally Holland) and discussed a plan for rights in Swansea. The key issues I would take forward to the Assembly are period poverty (one in ten girls across Wales cannot afford sanitary towels), the need for more mental health support in schools and support for teaching assistants.


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