Use your #votepower!

Today marks the final day of campaigning before polls open tomorrow morning in what is one of the most exciting and unpredictable General Elections in years!

We know many of you are registered to vote, but now it’s crucial that you use your vote power and make your vote count. Turnout amongst 18-24-year-olds in 2010 was just 51.8%, so make sure get out there to vote and make politicians listen to us. Remember polling booths are open from 7am to 10pm. Check out our Twitter for some top voting tips.

A YouGov poll commissioned by the British Youth Council released last week (27th April) shows that despite a drop in support for Labour since our last poll, and gained support for Conservatives, the Labour Party still poll higher at 34%compared to 23%for the Conservatives. It also revealed support for UKIP amongst 18-24-year-olds had dropped to 10%, whilst young people intending to vote for The Green Party had increased to 20%. However we also know that many of you are undecided. Nows the time to decide and use your #votepower.

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The League of Young Voters, a coalition of youth organisations headed up by the British Youth Council, released a series of five video messages from the leaders of the Conservatives, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and Green Party to young people calling upon them to vote – so far watched by over 250,000. (other parties were invited)

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We also asked political parties to respond to the British Youth Council’s Election Manifesto five calls for action presented in an online video. You can read what they had to say here.

Mita Desai, Chair of the British Youth Council, talks online about young people’s voting intentions; “The League of Young Voters campaign has been pushing the message that no matter what you think – voting always benefits the cause you believe in.”