The General Election – June 8th 2017
Have your say!
The deadline to register to vote in the general election is Monday 22nd May 2017.
To be able to register to vote, you will need your National Insurance number or your passport if you are a British citizen living abroad. It usually takes about 5 minutes!
You can register to vote at home or on campus, however, you can only vote once by law. You can register to vote at:
How do I find out who is standing for election in my area?
If you’re not sure who to vote for, or who your local candidates are, you can visit https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk to find links to your local council, including who is standing in your area for the election.
Catch up on the latest election news
You can catch up on reliable election news stories at:
You can access sources of information on polling and public opinion at either:
Who shall I vote for?
Educate yourself about each main political party’s (excluding NI) manifestos here:
- The Conservative Party
- Green Party
- Labour Party
- Liberal Democrat Party
- Plaid Cymru Party
- Scottish National Party
- UK Independence Party
- Women’s Equality Party
For a quick comparison of manifestos go to: https://www1.dehavilland.co.uk/2017-general-election-manifesto-comparison
Use your vote and have your say on June 8th 2017
There are many people around the globe that do not get a chance to vote. The right to vote is a precious and hard-won right.
Nowadays younger voters tend to vote less often, but it is vital that their voice is heard in parliament.
The more young people that vote, the more attention politicians will pay to some of their key concerns, such as: education, jobs, housing and the environment.
Please don’t take democracy for granted – have your say on the things that matter to you!