#InspireNextGen

Get Involved

Politics has never been more important. Politics is increasingly impacting our everyday lives so it is vital that everybody gets their say. Politics may seem boring or confusing, but it really doesn't have to be. Find out today how you can take part and help make a difference to your life and the lives of others.

How You Can Get Involved

Select your age range below to find out how you can get involved in politics in the UK.
Under 18
Under 18's are not currently allowed to vote in UK elections. However, you can get involved in politics by joining a political party or campaign group, signing a petition or e-petition or contacting your local MP or political representative. Additionally, if you are aged 11-18, you can become a member of Youth Parliament.
18+
UK Citizens over the age of 18 are entitled to vote in all UK elections and referendums - though you'll need to register to vote. In addition to voting, you can get involved in politics by joining a political party or campaign group, signing a petition or e-petition or contacting your local MP or political representative.

Reasons Why You Should Get Involved

Read these articles to find out why it is so important for everyone, but particularly young people to get involved in politics - whether it's voting, signing a petition or even becoming a Member of Parliament (MP).

Mention politics to a group of teenagers, and I can assure you at least one will say something along the lines of ‘politics is boring, it doesn’t even affect us’. How wrong they are. I am going to share with you my top three reasons as to why I believe capturing the interest of teenagers is incredibly important

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Politicians try their best to engage young people in politics, but often they only acknowledge young people exist but do not cater for their needs especially when it comes to the policies in their manifestos during an election period. Other young people are put off because they think it’s boring. Mention the word politics and no doubt the

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“I’m not interested.”

“It doesn’t impact me.”

“My say doesn’t matter.”

“It’s confusing and complicated.”

“It’s meant for

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Don't Just Take Our Word For It...

Find out why other people say it is important to get involved in politics...

We're Here To Help

If you need help or have questions about getting involved in politics, we're here to help. You can email us any questions with any questions you may have, or the below links may also be useful.

Email Us

Send an email to hello@speakerpolitics.co.uk with any questions you have about politics or getting involved. We'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or point you in the right direction.

UK Youth Parliament

Information for young people looking to get involved in politics from the UK Youth Parliament is available at www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk

UK Parliament Education Service

Information for learning more about how politics works in the UK from the Parliament Education Service is available at www.parliament.uk/education

Register To Vote

If you're eligible, you can register to vote in UK elections at gov.uk/register-to-vote