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How can we engage young people in politics?

Location
Room 101 - First floor - Library of Birmingham
Dates
Tuesday 2 October 2018 (15:45-17:00)
Contact

For more details please contact publicaffairs@contacts.bham.ac.uk

poltics-event

Young voters have often been ignored by political parties as they are considered much less likely to turn out and cast their ballots. Not only does that raise profound questions of the quality of democracy, but it also highlights an untapped potential pool of voters.

Indeed, what was dubbed the “youthquake” in the 2017 General Election appeared pivotal in seats like Canterbury, depriving the Conservatives of a majority. Given both the need to improve representation and practical political concerns of winning votes, this panel offers a range of perspectives about how the mainstream parties can engage young people in politics. 

Chair: Dr Tim Haughton, Department of Political Science and International Studies.

This event will be livestreamed. Watch along on the University of Birmingham Facebook page.

Please note that this event will be held outside the secure zone of the Conservative Party Conference and will be open to both delegates and the public.

Speakers

  • Jack Brereton MP 
  • Anna Humphreys, Conservative Society President, Guild of Students
  • Ellis Palmer, BBC News Broadcast Journalist
  • Reece Roberts, President, University of Birmingham Guild of Students 

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