Kate urges first time voters to head to the polls


Labour's youngest councillor has issued a call for young people to head to the polls on Thursday. Young people in Plymouth are the group with the lowest turn out and least likely to vote. Kate wants to change that.

Cllr Kate Taylor, Labour Councillor for Devonport, said:

As a young person I've seen the Tory cuts target young people. Since 2010 the Conservatives have scrapped EMA, trebled tuitions fees, cut FE college funding and made it harder and harder for us to get a home of our own. That's not good enough. Labour has been standing up for young people in the city and will continue to do so.

Don't let other people tell you what you think. Use your vote on Thursday and let's show the city that young people have a say, want Plymouth to be fairer and more affordable and have their voices listened to.

I'm proud to be a young person in politics. If we don't have different voices on the council how will our different communities be supported? On Thursday thousands of young people will have the right to vote. I'm encouraging every young person in Plymouth to use their vote and have their say.

If you haven't voted before, here's five things you need to know:

  1. You don't need any ID. Simply go to your local polling station and give your name and address.
  2. You'll get two ballot papers. One for you to vote for your local councillor and one for who will run the Police in Devon and Cornwall. Use both votes for Labour.
  3. Get your mates to vote. It's simple, easy and means you are having your say on the issues that matter to you.

You need to be registered to vote. It's simple and easy to do and helps improve your credit score making it easier to get approved for mobile phone contracts, car and home loans in the future. You can register online here.

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