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Why vote in local council elections?

 

Why vote in local council elections?

Gas gives us the low down on why you should vote in local council elections on 6 May 2021! Watch his short video on our IGTV channel or via Vimeo.

 

Transcript:

Hi there my names Gas, I am a Student Voice Chair and I am here to tell why it’s important to vote on the 6th of May in local council elections and police and crime commissioner elections.

Your local council is responsible for a lot of things which matter to you - including what buses go where, when your bin goes out and crucially who’s incharge of ensuring that houses are brought up to quality.

If you’ve got a problem with your landlord, you’ve got to go to a council - so it’s vitally important you decide who that council is.

Police and crime commissioner elections too, are important. They decide what protests go ahead and how, they keep our public entertainments safe and secure. They also decide how much policing costs and how it’s operated in your policing area.

It is vitally important for students to make their voice heard at these elections. So, whether you are at home or at uni, vote, you can vote at both if you’re registered at both - really try and make sure you are heard!

Commonwealth and EU students can also vote.

So - JUST DO IT - VOTE!

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