MILFORD Haven Youth Council visited the home of British politics recently, and were given a tour by local MP Stephen Crabb.

Nine members of the local youth council joined the Preseli-Pembrokeshire MP in Parliament during half-term recess for not only a tour of the Houses of Parliament, but also a question and answer session in one of the famous committee rooms.

A wide range of topics were discussed including lowering the voting age to 16, getting more young people involved in politics and the challenges facing young people in Pembrokeshire.

Following the visit Stephen Crabb said: “I was delighted to host Milford Haven Youth Council on a visit to Parliament last Wednesday.

"It’s great to see young people taking an interest in politics

“I was very impressed with their questions and insights during the day.

"They grilled me very hard on the issue of votes for 16-year-olds.

"I am not yet convinced that changing the voting age is the right thing to do but the Youth Council have certainly given me food for thought.

“I always enjoy welcoming constituents to Parliament so please do get in touch if you are ever visiting and I will endeavour to welcome you there.”

Among the youth members was Bethany Roberts, who spoke in the House of Commons last year on the topic of on changing the voting age.