British Youth Council calls for a big youth vote turnout in the EU referendum today. Whatever side you are on, if help to achieve a high turnout amongst younger voters, then you will strengthen yours and our mandate to be heard in a post-referendum world. We know that older people appear to have more influence because they have a higher turnout at elections. So when we vote more - we ll get more #votepower.
The British Youth Council today called for all 18-25 years to turnout and vote for youth, especially the undecided, to vote on behalf of those under eighteen who want to vote but cannot.
The British Youth Council’s Chief Executive, James Cathcart is to leave the organisation by the end of the year. The news is announced today to allow plenty of time to prepare a transition plan to ensure a smooth handover to his successor.
The British Youth Council is calling on campaigners and politicians to do more to appeal to young voters to register by 6th June. A British Youth Council Twitter poll suggests that 32% of those unregistered don’t care, and 27% that youth voters are not valued. Have campaigners left it too late to change their minds?
The British Youth Council is campaigning to encourage young people to join the debate, register to vote and turn-out in large numbers for the EU Referendum on 23rd June because "It's our future too!". But it calls on the campaigners (in or out) to do more to inspire and inform young voters.