November 14, 2017

Why We Didn’t Vote

I’ve had lots of e-mails about my Labour colleague Jim McMahon’s Votes at 16 Private Member’s Bill. I know many constituents watched the debate on the television and one 17 year old constituent came to Parliament to watch the debate from the gallery. I also know that a lot of people were concerned that MPs did not vote on the Bill. We may have the opportunity to debate the Bill again on …

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March 15, 2017

Labour Students #amillionmorevoices Campaign

Today I joined Labour Students in Parliament to support their priority #amillionmorevoices campaign. Labour Students are urging the Government to introduce automatic voter registration in all higher education institutions across the country. Following the Governments shambolic introduction of ‘individual voter registration’ last year, some estimate that up to a million people will have fallen off the electoral register since its …

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February 5, 2016

National Voter Registration Week Launches: 1st – 7th February 2016

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Bite the Ballot and partners are coordinating the UK’s third annual Drive to get people registered on the electoral register. The timing could not be better for this campaign, considering how this week Guardian have announced that an estimated 800,000 people have dropped off the electoral register since the Government introduced changes to the system, with students …

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May 6, 2015

Papers and Politics: Influencing the Election

As we approach polling day, local graduate Tom shares his thoughts about how the media has handled the election campaign. As the countdown to the election reaches hours, not days, it has been fascinating to watch so many newspapers try and influence the election. Studies show that the press has been more biased than ever before and in doing so, …

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March 31, 2015

Your Vote Counts in Cardiff Central

Your vote counts here In Cardiff Central, it’s neck and neck between Labour and the Lib Dems. This is your chance to make sure we get a Labour government in May. We’ve already had 5 years of Tory policies, propped up by the Lib Dems. Let’s make sure we don’t get 5 more. Cardiff Central’s Lib Dem MP, Jenny Willott, …

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February 5, 2015

No Vote Means No Voice

Today is National Voter Registration Day. This year, more than any other year, civic society groups and organisations across the UK are urging everyone to register to vote ahead of May’s General Election. The current UK Government have rushed ahead with implementing a new voter registration system requiring every person to individually register to vote. As a result, nearly 1 …

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November 16, 2014

Do You Do Democracy?

Parliament Week 2014 starts today and this year the theme is democracy. Young people across the UK are being invited to join in with a social media campaign running all week. You can join in by posting on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #DoDemocracy and share what you’re doing to make a change, or the change you want …

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May 22, 2014

Vote Labour in today’s European Elections

Today’s European election is the most important in a generation. Wales has been hardest hit by the Tory/Lib Dem UK government over the past four years. Wages are down £1,600, energy bills have rocketed £300, and Cameron and Clegg’s cost-of-living crisis continues to make life difficult for people up and down Wales. The most recent polling shows that it’s neck …

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November 18, 2013

Parliament Week 2013: Women in Democracy

This week is Parliament Week and the theme is Women in Democracy, exploring how women’s voices can be better heard. A poll revealing the public’s views of women in politics released on the eve of Parliament Week, 15-21 November 2013 shows that: 37% thought women being given equal voting rights to men as the most important moment for women in UK democracy Over …

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