Teenage voters survey
James Kelly MSP is urging young people to have their say on politics, as the Scottish Parliament launches an online survey for 16- and 17-year old’s who voted in the referendum.
The survey aims to find out more about young voters experiences during the referendum including how easy they found it to register and get the information they needed, to whether or not they campaigned for a particular vote or joined a political party.
Rutherglen MSP, Mr Kelly, said: “During my time as an MSP I have visited schools across the constituency and invited every school to visit the Scottish Parliament.
“It has been clear to me for years that our young people are hugely engaged in politics. Whether it is the referendum or the future of schools, education, jobs and our NHS they have strong views and aren’t afraid to share them. This is great for the future of Scotland.
“The big debates did not stop on September 18. In fact they are only now really starting – how we improve our NHS, how we build more houses, how we make sure our schools, colleges and universities allow every young person to get the skills to get a good job – and how to build the economy to make sure those good jobs are available.
“I’d encourage as many young people as possible to take this survey.”