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Voting campaign gathers momentum

If the health of a democracy depends on the participation of its citizens, voter apathy among young people indicates that not all is well. Last year James Bacon decided to take action by launching the Don’t Count Yourself Out campaign, as reported in HOT. With the general election now approaching, he describes how the campaign is seeking to get young people involved.

Posted 09:25 Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 In: Campaigns Tags: Bite the Ballot Councillor Judy Rogers Don’t Count Yourself Out James Bacon Jeremy Birch National Voter Registration Day NVRD Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School Sussex Coast College

Loving to have their say!

Encouraged by the positive feedback from the Don’t Count Yourself Out campaign to encourage young people to engage in the democratic process, James Bacon has given primary school children the chance to engage in debate, and found they weren’t shy of expressing their opinions, as he describes below. He has also gained the support of Hastings’ new mayor as he ventures into new areas to promote the importance of political involvement.

Posted 08:51 Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Arc Helenswood Academy Debate Club Bruce Dowling Christ Church CofE Primary Don’t Count Yourself Out James Bacon Jaz Pook Mayor of Hastings political involvement

Don’t count yourself out!

James Bacon (above, far left) is a local lad and a recent politics graduate from the University of Bristol. This Easter he launched a campaign to encourage more young people to use their right to vote. Below he explains why he believes that voting is the key to unlocking the door to a better future, where we all have a say in the decisions which affect our lives.

Posted 17:52 Saturday, May 17, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd MP Conservative Cross-party support Don’t Count Yourself Out election 2015 James Bacon labour Solomon Curtis vote youth
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