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Kenny Imafidon

Political Commentator & CEO of ClearView Research Ltd

Kenny Imafidon is a political commentator, social entrepreneur and activist.

Kenny is the co-founder & Managing Director of ClearView Research Ltd, a leading-edge youth-led research company, who specialise in research focussing on young people.

Described by Huffington Post UK as a “young rising star making waves in UK politics,” Kenny has written influential & award-winning publications and has led on innovative partnerships with global brands such as Uber, Tinder and Deliveroo, on campaigns to get young people registered to vote and turnout in UK elections and the EU referendum. His work has taken him around the world to countries such as, the United States, Belgium, Austria, Tunisia, Israel, and Hong Kong.

In 2014, Kenny was awarded the number one position of Rare Rising Stars 2014 and acknowledged for being the most outstanding black student in the UK. In 2015, he was one of 16 people from across Europe featured in the Commonwealth Young Achievers list. Kenny is also a trustee of Domestic Abuse charity, Strength Within In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) and Bite The Ballot. He is also a Winston Churchill fellow and a RSA fellow.


Both the 'in' and 'out' campaigns are clearly struggling to engage with young people like me and neither campaign are doing themselves any justice. In my opinion, not many of the arguments made by those who want to remain or leave have really hit home. Both campaigns are just trying to scare us to vote one way or the other... How on earth do we expect to engage young people in the referendum if we continue like this?
03/06/2016 16:15 BST
Introducing Our App That's Like Tinder for

Introducing Our App That's Like Tinder for Politics

At Bite The Ballot, we've been working across across the capital to engage communities in registering to vote, and helping those furthest away from politics to realise the issues they care about are political. And that if they continue to be by-standers and have politics done them, instead of doing politics, then they will never drive the political agenda...
07/04/2016 09:37 BST
We Can Teach You Pythagoras Theorem and Photosynthesis... But Politics? Sorry, No Can

We Can Teach You Pythagoras Theorem and Photosynthesis... But Politics? Sorry, No Can Do

Politics unlike many subjects we learn at school, has relevance to all of us today. It will affect us today, tomorrow and for the rest of our lives, whether we know about it or not. Yet, unless our parents can afford for us to be privately educated or unless we go to one of top state schools in the league table, then we are not going to be taught about politics at school.
28/03/2016 20:30 BST
An Unlikely Career In Politics: What It Taught

An Unlikely Career In Politics: What It Taught Me

My childhood was spent in Peckham (South East London) in a single-parent household, where my mother singlehandedly raised my younger brother and I. During my childhood, I faced many of the challenges that millions of young British people growing up in deprived communities do. I grew up witnessing poverty, drug and alcohol abuse and crime, to name just a few.
23/09/2015 11:44 BST
What Is the Government Doing for Young People Not Born With a Silver Spoon in Their

What Is the Government Doing for Young People Not Born With a Silver Spoon in Their Mouths?

So, "If you want to work hard and want to get on" in life, I am not too sure how Cameron is going to make that any easier for you than he did when he was first elected in 2010. The past '100 days of Blue' have showed me that, yet again, 'nothing much' has changed for young people and as many of our life prospects fall further, inequality will inevitably rise in our generation.
09/08/2015 19:17 BST
What Are You Complaining

What Are You Complaining About?

The tube strike taking place in London has definitely been a big topic of conversation this week, especially today. Many of our simple journeys to work today will be like journeys from hell, the buses will be jam-packed and have us feeling like we are in a tin of sardines. I am not surprised that people will be unhappy with the tube drivers for all the inconvenience they will face.
06/08/2015 15:28 BST
Less Than a 100 Days

Less Than a 100 Days In

We have spent less than 100 days under a Tory-majority government, and already they've done the expected. Well, for me it was the expected. Allow me to elaborate further before scourging me with thumbs-down's and heckling.
13/07/2015 11:40 BST