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Why don’t young people vote, and what does it matter anyway?

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Location: IPPR North offices, central Newcastle

Over the course of the last decade, successive governments have become increasingly concerned by what they consider to be a continued disconnection of British citizens – and of young citizens in particular – from the formal political process and from democratic institutions. Most recently, only 44% of eligible 18 to 24 year olds voted at the 2010 General Election.

Speaking at this IPPR event, Professor Matt Henn from Nottingham Trent University will consider the results from a recent nationwide survey of over 1,000 British 18 year olds in order to shed light on what lies at the heart of their apparent disengagement from formal politics.

Find out more about the event here.


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