Bite the Ballot, the political engagement charity behind the #LeadersLive debates, has today announced that David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party, has dropped out of his agreed appearance.
Leaders from the other four major parties (Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP and the Green Party) all participated in debates at the end of last year. It was expected Cameron would take part to represent the Conservative Party in early 2015, however it was revealed today that Cameron’s aides sent Bite The Ballot an email saying that he was ‘too busy’.
In response, Bite The Ballot has started an online campaign using the #WeWantMore hashtag.
The series of debates, designed to let young people voice their questions to the party leaders, have involved a number of YouTubers. As a result many have flocked to Twitter to voice their concerns:
— Ellen Rose (@icklenellierose) January 9, 2015
— Gary C (@oohgaryc) January 9, 2015
The campaign has started to gain traction on social media with politicians and major news organizations also talking about it.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 9, 2015
— ITV News (@itvnews) January 9, 2015
David Cameron ‘running scared’ from young voters http://t.co/wg3FQBNk8P
— HuffPostUKPolitics (@HuffPostUKPol) January 9, 2015
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