I am young, I can't get my voice heard... Right?

So you are young, living in the United Kingdom and have a view on an subject or a new idea yet you cannot get your voice heard, in this article I will be telling you how you can get your young voice heard.

Everyone living in the United Kingdom has an MP or Member of Parliament representing them and their constituency. If you want your subject put across and you want to tell someone important something important you should always contact your local MP, their job is to fight for change and improve your local area as well as the country.

Lets say you have spoken / contacted your local MP yet they have not been much use. There are also sites where you can start up a petition for change. Lets say, you wanted the voting age lowered to 16, you can start up a petition and rack in votes. You can then represent this petition to the government with the support of all those who have signed it. I recommend going to https://petition.parliament.uk/ once your petition gets 10,000 signatures on this site the government in power will respond to your petition and when it gets 100,000 signatures it will be discussed and talked about in the House Of Commons and possibly House Of Lords.

So there are ways you can get your voice heard as a teenager also once you reach 18 you can stand as a Member Of Parliament for your constituency and fight for change in the House Of Commons.

So remember, your voice is powerful and has the power to change the world for good. It does not matter if you are young, homosexual or elderly, we are all humans and we all have a voice that can be used to change the world for the better.

By: Joshua May, Young Labour Activist who is fighting for change in the UK @JoshuaMayLabour https://twitter.com/JoshuaMayLabour
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1 comment:

  1. Yes, there appears to be this misconception that you need to be 18 in order to get your voice heard because obviously that is when you're able to vote. Voting is an extremely small action of participation in politics though, instead of some 16 and 17 year olds complaining so much that they can't have their voice heard in particular circumstances such as the EU referendum, the fact of the matter is nothing is stopping you from going out there and doing something about it in other ways. Go knock on doors, go volunteer with your party as an activist, post on the internet and social media, you don't even need to join a party to become an activist, if you want you could just create your own material and print them off at school or something and distribute them around your neighborhood, there really is an endless amount of opportunities for young people to get their voice heard. But those who actually choose to do something about it instead of complaining that they will have to wait til they're 18 are the ones that are going to make a real difference than those who do nothing but vote when they turn 18 and limit their participation in politics to just that.


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