the Vote in 2 Days – Harry’s Message

It’s now two days until young people can use their vote to make a difference. Better services for young people, and the support we need from our local councils can be achieved through the ballot box. I want all of us to use our vote this Thursday. Involving ourselves in politics is essential to proving we have a mature political opinion and that we cannot be ignored in society.

As well as the all important vote at local elections, we will have the chance to choose how we will vote at all future elections. Voting YES or NO on Thursday will affect the way Britain is governed for many years to come. We will choose whether or not all future elections should use the Alternative Vote, a system where candidates are ranked by preference. Currently we have just one vote for one candidate. Voting in the Referendum will take place in the same polling stations used for local council elections, and each of our polling cards will provide all the details.

Just as I urge young people to use their vote locally, I also want them to take part in the UK’s 2nd ever referendum.

This is an important decision and will be a clear example of young people as a significant part of politics. The referendum affects all citizens of Britain, so having a say in how will be Britain is run is an opportunity we can’t afford to miss.

We have a vote, we should use it.

– Harry Carter 

  • For more about the referendum and Yes/No Campaigns, follow these links:

The “No” Campaign 

The “Yes” Campaign

The 2011 Referendum


About HarryCarter

I'm Harry Carter and I represent young people as a Member of the UK Youth Parliament. I'm a young social activist, and I'm working to create a fairer, more supportive and more involved society.
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