Ahead of the general election on 8 June, UK YouTubers have reminded their audience to vote, as part of YouTube’s #PowerToDecide campaign.
UK YouTubers have been encouraging their viewers to go out and vote in the forthcoming General Election, emphasising that their vote matters.
The #PowerToDecide campaign aims to get young people to use their voices and be heard by Westminster, in a similar way to those who use social media to campaign for what they believe in or to raise money for good causes.
Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act of 2011, general elections are held every five years, but Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election on 19 April, just two years into the Conservative Party’s term. This gave voters roughly six weeks to register to vote.
Creators such as Adrian Bliss, Louis Cole, the Mandevile Sisters, and many more have made videos in support of YouTube’s campaign.
In 2015, only 43% of registered 18- to 24-year-olds voted in the election. whereas 78% of over-65s turned out. Encouraging young people to vote through the #PowerToDecide campaign could sway the result of the upcoming vote.
I've got something to tell you. https://t.co/u2QXLkuPof
— Adrian Bliss (@adrianbliss) June 5, 2017
New video: You have the #powertodecide https://t.co/lSnZE66xAF
— Amelia Mandeville 👻 (@AmeliaMandev) June 1, 2017
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