Encouraging the voters of the future

ballot boxby Rebecca Riley

In this local election 4,200 seats are up for grabs, including all London boroughs, all 36 metropolitan boroughs, 74 second tier district authorities, 20 unitary authorities and various mayoral posts. The expectation has been that Labour would gain about 500 seats and the Conservatives may lose 200 seats, but with turnout set to be 36% how do we encourage more people, especially the young to vote in local elections? Continue reading