Campaign launched to increase young voter turnout in Harrow

Harrow Times: Campaign launched to increase young voter turnout Campaign launched to increase young voter turnout

Harrow Borough Council has backed a campaign to encourage more young people to vote.

The Change Things Now campaign, backed by human rights group Liberty and the National Union of Students, aims to increase the turnout of people aged between 18 abd 25.

It hopes to highlight the importance of voting and the fact young people cannot have a say about what the Government does if they don’t vote.

Leader of the council Susan Hall said: “Democracy is all about people deciding – but if you don’t vote, you don’t get to influence the decisions that’ll affect your life.

“ChangeThingsNow.co.uk is a great campaign aimed at encouraging our young people to register to vote and to get that their voices heard in our democracy.

“I’m very keen that, as we mark 60 years since the creation of the London Borough of Harrow and next year’s 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, we encourage even more of our younger residents to involve themselves in the democratic decision-making process that governs us all.”

Change Things Now has the target of getting at least 20,000 young people across London registered to vote.

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11:21am Sun 2 Feb 14

Husain Akhtar says...

“Democracy is all about people deciding” – look who is talking, someone who was never voted in by voter as a ‘leader’ of the council but sneaked in through a highly controversial/ manipulative process in September last year and remains is power at the mercy of the Labour breakaway ‘independent’ Labour group, dictating elected mayor style administration!
“Democracy is all about people deciding” – look who is talking, someone who was never voted in by voter as a ‘leader’ of the council but sneaked in through a highly controversial/ manipulative process in September last year and remains is power at the mercy of the Labour breakaway ‘independent’ Labour group, dictating elected mayor style administration! Husain Akhtar
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8:51am Mon 3 Feb 14

pravinshah1 says...

Leader of the council Susan Hall said: “Democracy is all about people deciding – but if you don’t vote, you don’t get to influence the decisions that’ll affect your life." An interesting way for Susan Hall to get publicity after hoodwinking the community with the help of Independent Labour Group. Susan Hall is a arrogant "Take Harrow over by deception" manipulative Tory leader.

“ChangeThingsNow.c
o.uk needs to educate young people to read between lines on promises made by all political parties.
Leader of the council Susan Hall said: “Democracy is all about people deciding – but if you don’t vote, you don’t get to influence the decisions that’ll affect your life." An interesting way for Susan Hall to get publicity after hoodwinking the community with the help of Independent Labour Group. Susan Hall is a arrogant "Take Harrow over by deception" manipulative Tory leader. “ChangeThingsNow.c o.uk needs to educate young people to read between lines on promises made by all political parties. pravinshah1
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