Politics is not just for the old, but the young!

That nasty little word that when you were young didn’t mean much; “politics”. Well here we are in the 21st century and it is more important than ever to understand the importance that politics play on the youth of today.

Recent elections TV debates have proven the high importance of targeting the youth, and the way these political machines have used social media and other savie online tools to capture the youths vote.

“According to a poll published on 26th April by British Youth Council member the National Union of Students (NUS) and insurer Endsleigh, 75% of university students (almost 2 million) plan to cast their vote next Thursday. Over 45 key seats have a student population of between 10% and 30%.” http://www.behindthespin.com/features/sixteen-is-old-enough-to-vote?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BehindTheSpin+%28Behind+the+Spin%29&utm_content=Google+UK

The British Youth Council shows issues surrounding 16-25 year olds, and highlights to the government what they want the new leader to focus on. See more details: http://www.byc.org.uk/gec

This age group is a significant number of voters, and proves that the young are more involved – lets hope they all turn out to vote today! I know I will be making my way down.


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