By Hannah Scott. Are you a young person? Are you going to vote in this general election? Do you want to see a change in government? Then your country needs you. But do those in charge listen or even care … Continue reading WHAT DOES THIS ELECTION MEAN FOR YOUNG PEOPLE?
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?
By Shannon Lennox Basic care for issues affecting our society should be at the heart of political discourse. Instead it has become an egotistical battle between party leaders and their supporters. Fraser Sutherland, Chief Executive of Humanist Society Scotland spoke … Continue reading “Toxic nature of online political discourse”
By Layla Maguire Climate change has become one of the most crucial factors in the UK’s voting behaviours in this year’s general election, with thousands currently campaigning in the COP25 climate change talks in Madrid since 2 December. Professor Sandy … Continue reading How important is Climate Change to UK voters?
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?
By Amber Kane. Tactical voting seems to be sweeping the UK in light of the upcoming general election with voters deciding to strategically target the parties they do not want in government in a bid to root them out of … Continue reading Tactical Voting Sweeps the General Election
by Rebecca Weinberg Ahead of the general election this Thursday, the UK’s political parties have been utilising social media in a frenzied attempt to appeal to young voters. Between the election being called, and the deadline to register, two-thirds of … Continue reading Young people rate official UK political party memes
By Campbell Finlayson Today is the last day that you will be able to register yourself to vote in next month’s General Election. To vote on December 12th, British citizens who haven’t previously voted have to register via the UK … Continue reading Last chance to register to vote in General Election