In the 2015 General Election, only 43 % of young people aged 18-24 voted in the, compared to an overall turnout of 66 % and a turnout of 78% for those aged over 65.*
We believe young people need and deserve representation. We believe that the best way of achieving this representation is through voting. We want to help encourage young people to get their voices heard and to vote. We want their concerns to be placed at the heart of the political agenda and to be visible with our political landscape.
Working with award winning poet Mr Gee, we ran poetry workshop in different parts of the UK and encouraged young people to create poems about their beliefs, and why voting feels important to them.
Some of these young people can already vote - most of them can’t: they need other young people to be their voices, and to tick their ballot papers.
Their words, beliefs and rhymes have been collected and shared in Ballot Beats.
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All the young people’s poems can be found on the left hand side of this page.