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?

General Election 2019: How New Voters May Shape a Generation

By Joe James ‘It just feels different this time. It feels like we can really make a difference’ – says Daniel Mills, a twenty-year-old, who next month will make a short walk from his Drumchapel flat to his nearby polling station to vote for the first time. Recent statistics have revealed that on the 12th of December millions of people like Daniel will be voting for the first time in what is set to be one of the most important General Elections in U.K history. With the vast majority of the population being more politically aware than ever before,  it may be … Continue reading General Election 2019: How New Voters May Shape a Generation