Canterbury Elects 2017: Why You Should Vote in Canterbury

Month: May 2017

Canterbury Elects 2017: Why You Should Vote in Canterbury

As students, we have the unique opportunity to choose between two constituencies in which to vote. 2017, and this General Election, are no different and the choice that you need to make is extremely important. Hard Brexit is on the table as well as crippling cuts to our public services. What Canterbury needs is for the student population to work together and head to the ballot boxes en masse. General Elections are not supposed to be called whenever the Prime Minister wants, that’s why the Fixed Term Parliaments Act was introduced in 2011. Theresa May doesn’t care about that…

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Break out of the university bubble – build youth power at the ballot box

The fifth-most shared story last week was about the surge in students registered to vote. According to a survey by the Higher Education Policy Institute and YouthSight, some 93% of you full-time undergrads are registered. It marks a record high for engagement – even greater than the 87% turnout amongst students in the Referendum last year. So: great work guys, it’s fantastic to see you understand your power at the ballot box and that you’re planning to use it. But there’s more to be done, starting with our friends back home. Here’s the clincher. If we take a ballpark…

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