We are pleased to announce that our latest blog and media series will be on the topic of young people and politics. We are looking for young people aged 16-25 to contribute to a series of blogs, videos and discussions from now, running until the EU referendum in June.You can view our blog here.
With the London Mayoral election next month, and the EU referendum in June, politics is a hot topic right now. But is it for young people?
Research shows that in last year’s general election, turnout amongst 18-24 year olds was just 43%, compared to 78% for those aged 65+. Furthermore, only 53% of those age 18-24 have said they are certain to vote in the EU referendum. This has led to reports that young people could hold the key in deciding the EU referendum, depending on if they vote or not.
Here at Nutmeg, we’ve met loads of young people who are passionate about politics and we believe they hold the key to inspiring their peers to be involved, and ultimately ensuring that young people’s opinions and beliefs are taken into account by politicians and leaders.
This is why we are looking for young people aged 16-25 to contribute to tribute to a series of blogs, videos and discussions. We’ll be covering topics such as the voting age, which mayor will do best for young Londoners, and discussing the pro’s and cons of EU membership.
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity with no minimum time commitment, so even if you only have an hour spare get in touch!