David Kingman reports on some new research which shows how, despite negative perceptions about them, today’s young people are extremely socially-engaged
David Kingman reports on some new data from the Office for National Statistics which show how the political process has become a big turn-off for young people
A Bite the Ballot campaign, set up by school teacher Mike Sani, is doing all it can to help young adults find their voice. “If you aren’t on the register, you are invisible,” they claim in an attempt to prepare people for National Voter Registration Day on 5 February. Nineteen-year-old registered voter Hope Barker reports.
Kenny Imafidon, 20, is an advisor on youth policy as well as a Trustee of the British Youth Council, which represents over 7 million young people across the UK under 25. Lewisham youth worker Melissa Jane Knight interviewed him on behalf of IF to sound out his views on the importance of voting and lowering… Read more »
John Bercow’s speech to the Hansard Society on 27 November about a digital democracy has led to much discussion as to whether this could improve the turnout of younger voters. The Speaker wishes to bridge the gap between MPs and the increasingly digital society they represent. Hope Barker reports.
Jonathan Hughes, IF Volunteer and Policy Researcher, considers the effect the introduction of Proportional Representation would have on youth voter apathy
David Kingman reflects on the recent proposal from the Institute for Public Policy Research that young people should be forced to vote by law at the first election for which they are eligible
David Kingman examines the evidence that young Britons have become exceptionally liberal
An article in The Spectator by Matthew Parris makes a compelling case for lowering the voting age. Recommended reading, says Antony Mason