Young British voters: a crucial vote, if they cast it

Posted on 08. May 2015 by Mathew Shearman It is the closest election for a generation. Political parties are looking for votes in all parts of the electorate to secure the 326 MPs needed to form a majority Government in the House of Commons. The 3.3 million ‘first-time voters’ would provide a crucial base of support … Continue reading Young British voters: a crucial vote, if they cast it

UK: A passing interest in political earthquakes

Posted on 29. May 2014 by guest contribution The momentary ‘earthquake’ of European politics had already passed young British people by the time the election results were announced. Having voted three days before, large gains for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) were expected, but a small drop in turnout from 2009, just 33.8%, helped UKIP finish … Continue reading UK: A passing interest in political earthquakes