Your vote matters, MP tells students
Published on 03/07/17
Students at Hethersett Academy are enthused about elections following an inspiring visit from their MP.
Richard Bacon, MP for South Norfolk, encouraged students to seize the opportunity to make a difference when they turn 18 and become eligible to vote.
He spoke to Year 9 and 10 students on Friday, June 30 as part of the New Anglia Enterprise initiative to promote careers in politics, educate students on the democratic process, and increase political engagement among young people.
With 18-25 year olds traditionally less likely to vote than any other age group, young people could miss out on a huge opportunity to influence the UK’s political future if they stay away from the polls.
One student commented: “I’m definitely going to vote in the future to make sure my voice is heard.”
Assistant principal Claire Tilbury said: “Mr Bacon’s talk was really inspiring and left our students feeling positive about engaging with politics and making a difference.”