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Sir George Monoux College students help in launch of Do Politics

In the run up to the UKs general election on 5 May, students from Sir George Monoux College helped launch The Electoral Commissions official Do Politics campaign in Trafalgar Square last Thursday.

Government and Politics students at the College, Naomi Stevens, Nikita Rathod and Toyo Are, joined Peter Wardle, Chief Executive of The Electoral Commission, in a bid to urge voters to have their say. Peter said “We know many people think of politics as something remote and irrelevant to their daily lives. But if you care about the quality of the food you eat, the air you breathe or the school you send your children to, you actually do do politics. Were encouraging people to express these opinions by voting on 5 May.”

The campaign, beginning in London, will be travelling across the UK to Essex, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Newcastle and Glasgow. The campaign is being back up by TV advertising campaign characters Tom and Mike, who find that their conversation quickly dries up when Mike states that he doesnt do politics.

Young people like Naomi, Nikita and Toyo represent the key target group of The Electoral Commissions campaign, as these are the people who are least likely to vote. Nikita said We are delighted to have been able to support the excellent work of The Electoral Commission work in raising public awareness of the need to vote and participate in the democratic process within the United Kingdom electoral process. Were certainly going to use our votes!

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