Hayley: Virgin Voter

Ahead of the Senedd Elections held on May 6th, Hayley Pearce, a self-confessed first time voter travels across Wales to learn about the difference her vote could make.

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In this entertaining and humorous one-off documentary, Hayley Pearce gets a crash course in Welsh politics to better understand how her vote at the forthcoming Senedd elections can truly make a difference.  

Hayley is a Virgin Voter; she knows almost nothing about politics and has never voted in her life. She openly admits to having ‘absolute ignorance’ on the subject – but she is not stupid. The programme is a learning curve for her as she travels across Wales meeting interesting experts who help explain and demonstrate how the Welsh Government works and how the money is spent. 

Heading off on a spending road trip across Wales, Hayley will get to the bottom of how some of our roughly £17 billion annual budget is spent and will grill a host of experts to ask the unashamedly basic questions we all want the answers to. Hayley puts together her own, imaginary budget and discovers that if she was in charge of the purse strings, she’d quickly run out of cash.

Hayley: Virgin Voter is available to watch on BBC iPlayer by clicking here

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