Coalition member, The British Youth Council (BYC) has launched it’s General Election Manifesto today, challenging politicians to pledge to make five key changes to improve their lives if they are elected in May.
These calls for actions were decided by young people in BYC’s membership and one of the priorities is for Votes at 16. The vision set out in the Manifesto is for 16 and 17 year olds to be given the vote at 16 in all elections, and empowered through inspiring political education to engage in their democracy. Votes at 16 would be the foundation that Parliament can build on to change the way 1.5 million sixteen and seventeen year olds see politics.
Through the General Election Manifesto young people in the UK will be able to let MPs and Prospective Parliamentary Candidates know exactly what they want, and show society they can make their voices heard.movie After School Special
You can find out more and watch the video challenging politicians to meet these manifesto points here.