youth vote

The work is by no means over. An analysis of the election result could just as easily conclude that it was the Conservatives alienating older voters with policies attacking their houses and winter fuel payments that lost them the election. And while Jeremy Corbyn attracted a large youth vote, he still fell well short of being able to form a government.
Angry, disenfranchised voters who think that everything is the same and nothing they say matters - are finding it actually can, and does. But they've lacked an actual politician who gets it. Who really actually seems to understand that things don't have to be this way; which is not to say things are perfect. There is huge amount of work to do. But this feels like a real start.
If you are a young person aged 18 and over, be energised by the fact you have the power to change the direction of this country for the next five years. Think about what you believe in and get out there on Thursday to draw that cross. And take the lead, be a role model - get your friends, networks, acquaintances and enemies alike to do the same.
On 8th June the country will once again go to the polls to decide what kind of Government we want. But if you are under 25, the odds are high that you won't make it to your local polling station.
Economists use the term 'opportunity cost' to describe the money that you cannot use elsewhere when deciding to allocate funds to one area. Jeremy Corbyn's spending plans epitomise this - there just isn't enough money to do what he wants without driving up debts and taxes!
This isn't an election for young people. In fact, I'm not sure there has ever been an election 'for young people'. Except maybe the Student Union elections we see every now and then. And there probably will never be one. There is also no political party for young people.
I am a huge fan of all things politics, yet in our current political situation even I am finding it difficult to take any enjoyment from our government. With a political system that seems to be crumbling around us, is it any surprise that the youth of today are disengaged in politics?
The '45ers' will travel to Florida in November during the final week of the Presidential Election to experience the excitement around American politics once more, compiling our findings upon our return in order to produce our legacy report which will outline our suggestions for British political parties as to how they can increase youth engagement.
We have one of the most sophisticated democratic systems in the world. And sometimes we take it for granted. Perhaps this referendum was the wake up call that younger people needed, and it certainly doesn't have to be a pointless one.
Being an alumnus of several projects has made me a staunch believer in this cause and in the social benefits EU membership brings to our country. My experiences took me from a relatively aimless graduate with little professional experience to leading international projects both at home and abroad.