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Young People Have a Voice “They Must Use It”

Labour candidate Eli Aldridge with young voters
Labour candidate Eli Aldridge with young voters

[L]abour candidate for Westmorland & Lonsdale, Eli Aldridge, is today calling for more 18 – 24 year olds to register to vote.

Eli, who at 18 is one of the youngest candidates in this year’s General Election said “There are 2.4 million 18 – 24 year olds not registered to vote. One of my core aims is to try and engage younger people in the political process.”

“The turnout for this age group has traditionally been poor in comparison to older voters. It’s important that younger people lead the discussion on issues that affect them – such as tuition fees and restrictions on housing benefits.”

He continued “Polls show that the majority of younger people would prefer to see a Labour Government working for the many, not the few. This can only be achieved through the ballot box.”

Registering to vote is a simple process and takes just 5 minutes. To vote in the General Election on 8th June, you need to register by 11.59 pm on 22nd May 2017. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and register to vote today.

Eli Aldridge has been selected to contest Westmorland & Lonsdale for Labour in the General Election on 8th June 2017. At 18 years of age he is one of the elections youngest candidates.

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