Scotland’s non-voters: has Brexit created a public disenchantment with politics?

By Harris Cumming As Thursday’s controversial General Election looms ever closer, it would appear not everyone is as politically invested as one might expect.  An alarming number of South Ayrshire residents have expressed that they won’t be visiting their local polling station on 12 December, after revealing a discontent with the current turbulent political situation. 21-year-old Ayrshire art student, Kara Linning, doesn’t believe that any political party offers a valid solution to the broken state of UK politics. She said: “I just don’t feel it’s going to make any difference. After all this nonsense with Brexit, we voted to come … Continue reading Scotland’s non-voters: has Brexit created a public disenchantment with politics?

The Student Vote: Who are they voting for and how important is it?

By Dale Eaton Polls suggest that Labour is receiving a landslide of support from students and young people ahead of Thursday’s General Election. An ICM poll from November 29 to December 2 found that 72% of students intend to vote for Labour. The Liberal Democrats are the second favourite amongst students with the Conservatives close behind, however, both are miles behind Labour. The Scottish National Party rank near the bottom of the pack with only 3% of students intending to pledge their vote to Nicola Sturgeon’s party. Despite being so far behind they still rank above the Brexit Party and … Continue reading The Student Vote: Who are they voting for and how important is it?