Ed Balls endorses Youth Association's work!


Speaking to The Youth Association today after his visit last week, Ed Balls said, “It’s great to see young people having their say in the political process. I met with lots of young people during the campaign who were concerned about jobs and training as well as the environment and feeling safe when they’re out … Continue reading Ed Balls endorses Youth Association's work!

Ed Balls endorses Youth Association’s work!


Speaking to The Youth Association today after his visit last week, Ed Balls said, “It’s great to see young people having their say in the political process. I met with lots of young people during the campaign who were concerned about jobs and training as well as the environment and feeling safe when they’re out … Continue reading Ed Balls endorses Youth Association’s work!

Call for better information on parties & their policies


Our ‘Have Your Say’ cards generated a lot of interesting political conversations across the region, particularly about the BNP where opinions seemed polarised. Although many young people picked the BNP as the party they would vote for, youth workers have reported that political discussions soon revealed young people felt they didn’t know enough about politics … Continue reading Call for better information on parties & their policies

Call for better information on parties & their policies


Our ‘Have Your Say’ cards generated a lot of interesting political conversations across the region, particularly about the BNP where opinions seemed polarised. Although many young people picked the BNP as the party they would vote for, youth workers have reported that political discussions soon revealed young people felt they didn’t know enough about politics … Continue reading Call for better information on parties & their policies

Election day – Ed Balls Gets On in Morley


Ed Balls visited one of our mobile buses on election day to meet some of the young people of Morley. Ed engaged in some good natured banter with the group of young people on the bus, discussing further education, career options, Education Maintenance Allowance, helped to promote healthy eating, wore a Uth Association pin badge with pride and………… signed a … Continue reading Election day – Ed Balls Gets On in Morley

Question Time @ Parklands Girls School


Parklands Girl School pupils were keen to register their opinions and participate in our Youth Vote today. Conservative candidate; councillor Barry Anderson joined us on the bus and received questions from a number of sixth form pupils. Topics covered during the one and a half hour ‘Question Time’ included education, immigration, aspiration building, benefits, drugs and … Continue reading Question Time @ Parklands Girls School

Candidates take notice


Since its launch on Monday, interest is growing in our Youth Vote initiative and 5,000 ballot papers have been taken out to young people in West and South Yorkshire.  It’s not just young people who are keen to get involved in the Youth Vote, because several local candidates in the parliamentary elections have contacted us … Continue reading Candidates take notice

A good way to find out who to vote for?


Television debates, a couple of forests worth of marketing billboards, airbushing and gleaming teeth and people telling me they’re just like me (which is funny, as I wouldn’t want to be running a country, but they do, meaning that really, they’re not like me at all)… must be election time. If, like me, you care … Continue reading A good way to find out who to vote for?