Young voters given ‘training’ to encourage participation

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Young voters given ‘training’ to encourage participation

In an effort to combat disengaged youth voters, SK Voices are offering "voter training” involving a mock vote and the chance to meet and question candidates who wish to represent Hampstead and Kilburn. 

The group say one problem they repeatedly see is that many young people have the perception that politics is complicated. 

It is hoped their training will show how simple voting can be and will raise awareness and also turnout. 

On March 5, South Kilburn residents will talk to parliamentary candidates to hopefully better understand what each party represent. Tulip Siddiq (Labour), Rebecca Johnson (Green Party), Simon Marcus (Conservative), Maajid Nawaz (Liberal Democrat) will be participating. 

Kilburn is London’s most marginal constituency. Labour’s Glenda Jackson won by just 42 seats, meaning every vote counts here. 

George Allawi, Community Ambassador and Tracy Mukendi from the South Kilburn Trust joined Headline London to discuss the training and to explain why they set the event up. 

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