Friday 17 March 2017 / 3:05 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

It is shocking that over 70 per cent of young people have never experienced political education in school, college or university – Cat Smith

Cat
Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs,
commenting on
45forthe45th Legacy report published today, said:

“It
is shocking that over 70 per cent of young people have never experienced
political education in school, college or university.

“As
the Tories take the country down a path of Brexit chaos, it is essential that
young people are educated about the civic and public institutions which frame
our laws. Not only will this increase voter engagement and turnout, but it will
make government more accountable for its actions.”