Young people turned out to vote in the 2017 UK general election in greater numbers than at any other point for 25 years, this equates to some 64% of 18-24 year olds taking control of their future.
This disaster of a Tory government has already plunged us into this Brexit fiasco, now is the time to send them a message. Young people’s votes matter. Your future is important.
Young people are right to be annoyed that their future has been taken away from them. We must carry on the surge of interest in politics since Jeremy Corbyn took over Leadership of the Labour Party and mobilised young people at the last election in 2017.
On May 2nd, The Labour Party in Swanley and Sevenoaks beyond are in a precarious position. Wholly outnumbered by the Conservatives at Town and District level, we need YOUR vote to turn this around and deliver a Labour council for the many, not the few.
How Will Labour help young voters?
- Free Bus travel for Under 25s. This will support travel to work, study or to spend more time socialising with friends.
- Abolition of tuition fees. Delivering a National Education Service from cradle to grave.
- Commitment to build more affordable ECO housing through the New Green Deal which Labour supports. Opposing the Tory’s green-belt-destroying building targets.
- Labour will encourage healthier and greener lifestyles by supporting cycling and walking. Prioritising cycle paths and securing public footpaths from developers.
- Labour councillors in Sevenoaks and Swanley will immediately declare a climate emergency and make our first priority as a council stopping climate change.
Without your vote at the local elections on May 2nd, your voice of opposition to disastrous Tory rule will not be heard. Issues on climate change, lack of affordable housing and tuition fees will not become mainstream without your action at the ballot box.
On May 2nd, VOTE LABOUR and have your voice heard in support of the many, not the few.
By Charlie Zahra
Labour Candidate for Sevenoaks District Council & Swanley Town Council (White Oak ward)