Students turn out for youth election roadshows
When the country goes to the polls for the General Election on Thursday, the results could be one of the closest in recent years and with 18 to 24 year olds making up nearly 14 per cent of the electorate the youth vote could be the deciding factor.
With this in mind Carmarthenshire County Council has been out to Coleg Sir Gâr campuses around the county, from Pibwrlwyd and Jobs Well campuses in Carmarthen; Ammanford; Gelli Aur in Golden Grove and the Graig in Llanelli, engaging with young voters.
Students had their photos taken with a pledge that they will be using their vote on May 7 in front of a green screen in order that they then were superimposed in front of the Houses of Parliament.
When talking to students throughout the campaign it was clear that although some students were indecisive and unsure who to vote for or whose policies were relevant to them, the election was certainly a topic of conversation around the campuses.
Liah Evans aged 19 from Llanelli, studying at Coleg Sir Gar’s Ammanford campus said: “It’s my first time voting in a General election, so I will be going to use my vote. I’ll most probably go and vote after college.”
For more information on the Election and voting, visit http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/english/council/electionsandvoting/pages/elections.aspx