Teenage vot­ers survey

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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