Youth Parliament

Want to Win an Election? Talk to Us Not About Us

Mita Desai | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mita Desai

I believe that the low voter turnout of young people was the result of young people feeling excluded or irrelevant to politicians. Instead, it was seen as young people 'not giving a damn'... This has created a chicken and egg cycle of mutual disengagement - until now.

Are Young People Bothered With Politics?

Tina Daheley | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tina Daheley

Whether you agreed or disagreed with Brand's call-for-a-revolution speech, the point I'm making is this - young people DO care about politics. Brand's anti-politics rant struck a chord with young people because he echoed the underlying feeling of a generation frustrated with a political system that they feel 'doesn't represent or care about them'. But that doesn't mean they don't care...

'We're Not Lazy Or Apathetic'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

On Friday, the House of Commons will be swarming with young people breaking the stereotypes of "today's lost youth" as they debate key issues in front...

There's a Revolution Happening, Right Now

Jamal Edwards | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Jamal Edwards

Politicians always assume that young people don't have a valid opinion. That they're not interested in decision-making, or politics, or the way the country is run. Well they are. And I am. And I see how much young people care every day of my life. There's a revolution happening at the moment - a movement of young people learning the power of free speech, and the importance of getting their voices heard on the issues that matter to them the most.