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Stephen Timms meets students on National Voter Registration Day

PUBLISHED: 17:19 05 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:19 05 February 2015

Stephen Timms MP and students from University of East London join the national campaign to get more young people signed up to vote for the General Elections

Stephen Timms MP and students from University of East London join the national campaign to get more young people signed up to vote for the General Elections

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Stephen Timms met students across the borough this morning to encourage them to sign up to vote.

A student reads a leaflet for the National Voter Registration DayA student reads a leaflet for the National Voter Registration Day

The East Ham MP visited the University of East London and Newham College to speak to young people as part of National Voter Registration Day.

With opinion polls suggesting it could be the closest election in four decades and a change in the registration system, ensuring first time voters are able to vote is important.

Mr Timms said: “Politics matters and it affects all of us. It shapes everything we know and everything we care about.

“Whether that’s better access to jobs, more affordable housing or an effective health service.

Graduate Edna Chirwa helps a student at University of East London to sign up to vote for the General ElectionsGraduate Edna Chirwa helps a student at University of East London to sign up to vote for the General Elections

“Today there are unprecedented challenges facing young people and it is important that young people turn up and make their voices heard!”

If you’re not registered to vote at the election on May 7, you can do so online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Stephen Timms MP visits students at Newham College East Ham CampusStephen Timms MP visits students at Newham College East Ham Campus

Students listen to Stephen Timms MP at Newham College East Ham CampusStudents listen to Stephen Timms MP at Newham College East Ham Campus

Stephen Timms MP speaks to Adrian Patsalos from the University of East London on National Voter Registration DayStephen Timms MP speaks to Adrian Patsalos from the University of East London on National Voter Registration Day

Ali Gordon encourages student Judith Pinto to sign up to voteAli Gordon encourages student Judith Pinto to sign up to vote

Stephen Timms MP visits students at Newham College East Ham CampusStephen Timms MP visits students at Newham College East Ham Campus


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