Host a Question Time Debate for Young People in 2018
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BBC: Host a Question Time Debate for Young People in 2018
The 2017 General Election saw a surge in youth turnout and engagement, and decisions made over the next 18 months will disproportionately affect young people and future generations. The voice of young people remains unheard in the mainstream media, despite 67% of 18-24 year olds turning out to vote during the 2017 snap General Election, the highest amount in 25 years
The solutions to crises in housing and mental health cannot be found without including those who it affects most. Brexit will bring profound change to the United Kingdom and young people are being left out of the debate.
The BBC has a mission to serve all audiences and so we call for them to host a Question Time for the 21 million young people in Great Britain, with youth representatives from each party.
Together, the youth wings of Great Britain’s political parties call for this simple act to address the underrepresentation. Join us to include young people in the debate this year.
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Hannah Graham, Co-Chair, Young Greens of England and Wales
Ben Parker, Co-Chair, Young Greens of England and Wales
Anthony Carroll, Co-Convenor, Scottish Young Greens
Gillian Mackay, Co-Convenor, Scottish Young Greens
Hannah Ashworth, Co-Chair, Young Liberals
Emyr Gruffydd, Co-Chair, Plaid Ifanc
Sioned Treharne, Co-Chair, Plaid Ifanc
We have also contacted and hope to work with representatives of Young Labour, Young Independence, and SNP Youth but have not yet received a response. We are also working to find a youth representative of the Conservative Party.
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