Tag : general election

#MyVoteCounts – Why you need to go out and vote tomorrow

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Still not sure who to vote for? Still not sure why you should bother? We spoke to four students voting in tomorrow’s election to find out why they’re voting and why they feel like their vote will make a difference. Luke Etheridge – Fourth year automotive engineering student Another year, … Read More

Why You Should Go To The Polls Even If You Don’t Actually Vote

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While a lot of your peers will inundate you with who they are voting for and who you should vote for too, there are still many of us out there registered to vote but with no idea of who we will vote for, perhaps even if we will vote at … Read More

Voter registration incentives: Leeds events

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In the 2015 general election, 34% of the electorate did not register to vote. In the recent referendum on Britain’s place in the EU, 64% of 18-24s did not vote at all. To prevent this happening in the upcoming general election on June 8th, some Leeds-based event organisers are targeting … Read More

The election has to be about more than Brexit

1 year ago / 0 comments

Theresa May shocked us all when she called a General Election on the steps of Downing Street for June 8th. What was more shocking however, was her ‘reasoning’ behind her decision. She explained that she had decided to do so on the basis that Westminster wasn’t united behind her EU … Read More

Automatic voter registration to be introduced

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Leeds University Union is working towards introducing automatic voter registration for students. Leeds University Union is working in partnership with Leeds City Council to try and implement automatic voter registration for all new students by September. The NUS Society & Citizenship team has made automatic voter registration a priority, and … Read More

General Election Special Feature

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We take a closer look at how policies will impact students, and why it is vital for students to vote. Theresa May has called for a snap election for the 8th of June, but what do the main parties stand for and how will their policy proposals affect students and … Read More

Oh, snap! May announces early election

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It is hardly a shock that Theresa May has today announced a snap election. If anything, it’s surprising that it has taken her this long. There are, of course, many factors that have led to this decision, but it appears that the final straw was the recent YouGov poll that … Read More

The UK press is dictating our democracy

3 years ago / 0 comments

Anybody who’s picked up a UK newspaper in the last few months will have no doubt read numerous scathing attacks on certain political parties, especially the “Monster Raving Labour Party”. Ed Miliband claimed he was far from bothered by the relentless Murdoch attacks on his election campaign, the most recent of … Read More

Vote Swap is a good way for us to play the system

3 years ago / 0 comments

In an ideal world, we’d like to put forward a vote for the party that we’d like to see win the election. In an ideal world, our vote would always count. Unfortunately, we live in a world of the First Past the Post system, and neither of those two options … Read More

‘You don’t listen to us’: Leeds students ask #whyvote?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Young voters have claimed they feel let down or ignored by the political system in a TV debate in Leeds last night. Students grilled politicians from five political parties in a programme broadcast live by Channel 4 from the Corn Exchange. Audience members argued that young people feel disillusioned with … Read More