Everything you need to know about the General Election on 8th June - and how you can make sure your voice is heard.

General Election 2017

Everything you need to know about the General Election on 8th June - and how you can make sure your voice is heard.

The 2017 General Election takes place on June 8th. Polls are open from 7am-10pm. Find out where your polling station is on the Where Do I Vote? website.

Despite huge numbers of young people registering to vote, turnout at the 2015 General Election amongst 18-24 year olds was only 43% - compared to 70% of over 45s. Students of all ages turning out could make a radical difference to the result of this election.

 

Polling day information

You can find out where your local polling station is on the Where Do I Vote? website.

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm. You don't need your polling card or ID to vote - just give them your name and address.

 

Get informed about the candidates in your area

Who Can I Vote For? provides a handy guide on who's running for Parliament in your area, including links to candidate websites, social media accounts and contact details.

The manifestos of the major parties can also be found with a quick search, which outline the key priorities of each party if they get into government.

 

Lewisham Deptford candidate hustings

We brought together some of the candidates for the local Lewisham Deptford seat to help you to get informed on how best to use your vote.

You can rewatch the hustings over on our Facebook page, where the candidates debate the issues that matter to you as students.

 

Election Results Night Party - 8th June, from 7pm in The Stretch

We're opening up The Stretch for a special election results night party, with a screening of the results live as they come in, an election-themed quiz and Pimms pong to warm you up, plus much more to be announced soon.

Find out more on Facebook - we'll be open all night long, until the early hours of the morning.

 

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