Leading figures talk to the next generation about their hopes for the upcoming election and beyond
5 March 2015
Our Election Special talk series #S4SNextGen is in full swing now, following our launch with a live-streamed panel debate on Monday. This week has seen a number of fantastic leading figures visiting schools from Cornwall to Glasgow to talk to students about why voting is important and discussing the ‘Next generation manifesto‘ – the result of the YouGov survey we have partnered with for this series.
Here are just a few of the talks from our campaign this week:
Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to sixth formers in his constituency about how the important aspect of democracy is “you have a say in your government” and fielded questions on everything from exam results to carbon emissions, and of course, TV debates.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg went down to Treviglas, Cornwall to speak to students – in a library on World Book Day, no less!
Politician and paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson spoke to students in Redcar about voting and her own career.
Oliver Duff, Editor of i, visited Orleans Park School and gave them the 5 reasons why he votes.
We even had a talk from Kirsty Wark, the presenter of Newsnight, who went to St Andrew’s Secondary School in Glasgow and had nearly as many questions for the students as they had for her!
Stay tuned for news from even more talks as our #S4SNextGen campaign continues!
Images of Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson courtesy of The Gazette Live