Stars Call On Young Londoners to Make History at the UK’s Biggest Youth Voting Registration
Register to vote at the Ministry of Sound on Saturday 14 April. Young people can make sure they have a voice.
Bite The Ballot is calling on young people to be a part of the biggest voting registration rally ever held in the UK, on Saturday 14 April, at the legendary Ministry of Sound from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The aims of the day are to inspire young people to register, be an active part of the UK’s democracy and use the power of their vote to create the changes they need and want. Edutainment will include special guest speakers, mayoral candidates: Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick, Jenny Jones, Siobhan Benita as well as actors, musicians, comedians and DJs.
Youth Vote London’s supporters include Alesha Dixon, Ashley Walters, Estelle, Twilight’s Judi Shekoni, Westlife’s Mark Feehily, Rizzle Kicks, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, Treasure Island’s Shaun Parkes, Eastenders’ PreeyaKalidas, Tanya Franks, TinieTempah and Wretch32.
Speaking out to encourage young people to support ‘Youth Vote London’, TinieTempah said, ”Lead the change and register to vote on 14 April. Be part of the solution; use your vote. Young people are the future and have the power to make a change!”
Young Londoner, UsaamaKaweesa, added, “A vote is not just a cross on a ballot. It’s about our future and the future of our country. The change we want to see in Britain will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. That’s why I’m going to Bite the Ballot’s rally to get registered to vote and I hope to see loads of other young people there too.”
With the level of disengagement and frustration among young people at an all time high in the UK, the event aims to increase the youth vote in the upcoming London Mayoral elections on 3 May 2012.