By Patrick Cantellow, CEO @ Swale Young People CIC
As we enter the 30 day countdown of the Snap General Election on June 8th, I would like to stress how my organisation will remain completely neutral during the campaign and beyond.
I’m super proud to be leading on an active campaign to encourage local young people to vote and get engaged in politics. Historically, young people have the lowest turnout in votes and elections. This signals a democratic crisis that can only be fixed with grassroots work in local communities.
Swale Young People has no vested interest in any of the political parties and will not comment on campaigns and manifestos.
However, I don’t believe we should mute young people who are already engaged in politics and wish to use our blogging platform to voice their opinion. In this case we will strike a balance between all opinion pieces to ensure all candidates are fairly represented.
We will be hosting debates, activities and more to reach out to local young people to get out and vote on June 8th. Steps have been taken to ensure political neutrality.
If you have any questions please contact us.