Voting is not a human right. Voting is a privilege which generations before us had to fight for.
Many of us will take this for granted, when others across the world don’t have their voices heard. We are there lucky ones.
As students, this election is most crucial to us as it will determine who will be in charge of our country for the next five years – through the rest of our studies, graduation and employment.
Educational policy will affect everyone at the University of Huddersfield – students or lecturers. With each party holding different ideas on how to manage education, it’s so important to read up and vote for the party whose views align with yours. Don’t let your education be in jeopardy.
Regardless of your political viewpoint, whether you support one party or another, voting is the only way to have your say. If you aren’t sure on who to vote for or what each party represents, then there are plenty of accessible resources you can read through – including our guides on page *
By now, I’m sure you’re sick of hearing about Brexit, but whoever is elected on the 12th December will be the next to influence how the Brexit situation will be resolved. This will have a huge impact on the future of our country.
Many perceive that choosing not to vote is a rebellion – but it’s truly far from it, it’s a surrender. If you don’t vote, then you’re letting others decide who is going to be in control of the country.
You may not care about politics now: but what about in a months time, a years time? Vote now, thank yourself later.