National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

10 April 2015

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is backing a campaign to ensure that its over-18 members have their say at this year’s General Election.

The Federation has pledged its support to the British Youth Council’s ‘League of Young Voters’ campaign, which aims to tell young people why voting matters. NFYFC is encouraging all Young Farmers, who are eligible to vote, to ensure that they are registered in time.

Voting in the General Election takes place on Thursday 7th May, but the deadline to register to vote is Monday 20th April.

The League of Young Voters is a politically neutral initiative that aims to amplify young people's concerns and expectations in the run-up to elections. It was set up before the European elections last year and is a movement across Europe designed by young people, for young people.

The British Youth Council have been selected as the UK national branch of the campaign and will be delivering activities, events and stunts as part of the campaign over the upcoming year, laying the foundations for a General Election campaign.

Hannah Talbot, chair of NFYFC, said: “One of the great things about NFYFC is that it is the members that steer the Federation in the direction they desire. They shape not only the future of the NFYFC,  but influence agriculture as a whole. Democracy is an essential part of our organisation, but it is also essential that members have their voice heard outside of Young Farmers.

“A lot of members will be within voting age and many will be voting for the first time.  There is this stigma with young people that politics doesn’t interest them; most of them will choose not to vote as they believe their voices aren’t heard. But politics affects every one of our members and it is so important that they make their vote count and have their say on issues that concern them.”

Click here to find out more about The League of Young Voters, which offers great advice on how to vote and which political party is right for you. You can also find out more about them on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also help spread the message about encouraging people to vote by clicking here.


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