I believe that young people should be active citizens and have their views heard. There are a number of ways to do this:
Vote in Elections
Elections work best when everyone takes part and votes. If you don't vote, you are not having your say on important issues such as the NHS, education, how much tax you pay and how the Government looks after the environment.
If you are 18 you can vote for the people you want to represent you.
You can vote in the following elections:
General election- you can vote for your local MP (Member of Parliament)
Local Government elections- you can vote for your local Councillor
London Assembly and London Mayoral Elections- you can vote for your London Assembly Members (AM’s) and the Mayor of London
European elections- you can vote for your regional MEPs (Members of European Parliament)
If you are aged between 15 and 27 you can join the Labour Party and become a member of Young Labour. You can find out more about Young Labour here
If you are a student you can join Labour Students and become involved in the activites at your university and with other Labour clubs across the country. You can find out more about Labour Students here
To find out more about Parliament and democracy please explore Parliament's dedicated section to young people.