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Local elections 2022: First-time voters in Harlow share their concerns

Elections / Sat 30th Apr 2022 at 06:47am

FOR thousands of teenagers across England, the 5 May local government elections offer them the first opportunity to cast their votes. The BBC visited Harlow College in Essex to listen to students about the issues that matter most to them.

The political concerns of its current students vary widely from mental health to urban renewal and from the national level, such as health policy, to the ultra-local, such as fixing potholes.
They will soon get a chance to make those views known at the polling booth.

A third of seats at Harlow Council, which flipped to Conservative control following last year’s elections, are up for grabs on 5 May.

The full article can be read below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-61194755

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1 Comment for Local elections 2022: First-time voters in Harlow share their concerns:

Mark Gough
2022-05-05 22:52:58

Very sad that no candidates have actually commented here. This is why young people don't feel engaged with politics. Time these young people were taken seriously by our prospective community leaders!

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