Take part in the leaders TV debates
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David Cameron has not yet agreed to take part in the leaders TV debates ahead of the general election - many reports suggest he doesn't want to take part at all.
The TV debates provide the public with an opportunity to hear directly from the leaders of the main parties. In 2010 they were watched by over 9.9 million people. But with Cameron, as the Prime Minister, not confirming he will participate, he is essentially stopping the debates from happening, as many are saying that without the PM, the debates are pointless.
As a young person who is actively working in communities to engage young people into politics, and most importantly as a first-time voter, I am disappointed that our Prime Minister’s seems to be ducking out of the TV debates.
Previously David Cameron has said of the TV debates "it is great we are having these debates and I hope they go someway to restore some of the faith and some of the trust into our politics because we badly need that once again in this country.”
His backtracking now only reinforces the distrust many have in politicians. There are currently 3 million young people yet to decide who they will vote for and with millions still unconvinced about whether going to the polling stations on May 7th will make a difference. Our Prime Minister’s actions do not help engage these voters.
Young people are not 'apathetic' but are disillusioned with politics, because we are constantly let down and blatantly see our leaders turning their back on their promises. Young people across the UK want this opportunity to hear directly from the party leaders.
Their message to David Cameron is clear: #WeWantMore. We want more from our leaders. We want more from a man who may be the PM for another five years. We want more from David Cameron.
Let us come together to put pressure on our PM to get involved and show him that #WeWantMore
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