Why the young MUST vote in the Gen­eral Elec­tion

TO­DAY WE LAUNCH A PRINT AND ON­LINE #MYVOTE CAM­PAIGN TO PER­SUADE THOSE MOST AF­FECTED BY THIS ELEC­TION, YET LEAST LIKELY TO TAKE PART, TO VOTE ON JUNE 8. HELP US EX­PLAIN...

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

WITH only one month to go un­til one of the most im­por­tant Gen­eral Elec­tions, Get Sur­rey is launch­ing a cam­paign to en­cour­age young vot­ers to go to the polls.

Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May called the snap elec­tion, say­ing she wanted a man­date to de­liver the Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions to take us out of the Euro­pean Union.

The vote will be key for the young gen­er­a­tion as this will de­fine what re­la­tion­ship the UK wants with the EU and the rest of the world.

Get Sur­rey is launch­ing #myvote, a cam­paign to en­cour­age young peo­ple to reg­is­ter to vote and cast their bal­lot on June 8.

We will be join­ing up with our sis­ter ti­tles across the South East – in Hert­ford­shire, Es­sex, Kent and Cam­bridge – as part of a con­certed ef­fort to get young vot­ers to the polling sta­tions.

It can be said that in this dig­i­tal age, the views of young peo­ple are bet­ter re­flected on so­cial me­dia than in a polling sta­tion and this was re­flected in the on­line re­ac­tion to the Brexit vote.

Re­search after the ref­er­en­dum found that about 64% of reg­is­tered vot­ers aged 18 to 24 went to the polls but 90% of over-65s voted.

How­ever, Brexit is only one of the ma­jor is­sues that will be af­fect­ing young peo­ple in the UK.

From dif­fi­cul­ties with get­ting on the hous­ing lad­der to rising univer­sity fees, there is plenty on the agenda for the younger gen­er­a­tion to get out and vote.

Get Sur­rey will be run­ning a series of ar­ti­cles and events in the count­down to the elec­tion, aimed at en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to vote.

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