15-25 apprentices and trainees ENYAN Demand for greater youth influence after high election turnout

Government must start to listen to young people and address their concerns in the wake of the high turnout among the UK’s youth in last week’s general election, the British Youth Council has said.

According to Sky News data, the turnout for 18- to 24-year-olds was 66.4 per cent, a substantial rise from the 43 per cent figure in the 2015 general election.

The British Youth Council (BYC) said that decision makers across the country have repeatedly told young people that their voices will continue to be less of a priority until they vote in elections.

It added that, now young people have turned out, MPs “must not only acknowledge young people but actively include them in the democratic process”.

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