Stephen Timms meets students on National Voter Registration Day
PUBLISHED: 17:19 05 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:19 05 February 2015
Stephen Timms met students across the borough this morning to encourage them to sign up to vote.
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.
“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.
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