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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Electoral Register: Young People more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whats steps the Government is taking to encourage young people to register to vote. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to respecting, protecting and promoting our democracy. We want to build upon recent record levels of individuals registering to vote and participating in elections. Our Register to Vote website is widely used by young people: over 7.83 million online applications have been submitted by 16-24 year olds since the service was introduced in 2014. Ahead of the General Election in June 2017 young people aged under 25 were particularly engaged, submitting over 1 million applications - more than 35% of all applications received in the pre-election period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since then we have taken further steps to promote democratic engagement amongst young people. Making use of the Suffrage Fund, we have delivered three projects to promote youth engagement: a scheme to recruit and train 1000 youth Democracy Ambassadors; the development and publication of a toolkit for parliamentarians to engage young people; and a new history and citizenship resource for secondary schools (<a href="http://www.suffrageresources.org.uk" target="_blank">www.suffrageresources.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s recent report, <em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/democratic-engagement-respecting-protecting-and-promoting-our-democracy" target="_blank">Democratic Engagement: Respecting, Protecting and Promoting Our Democracy</a>,</em> sets out how we work with partners to encourage democratic participation. This includes National Democracy Week, which convenes youth focused organisations such as the British Youth Council, UK Youth, Elevation Networks and Patchwork Foundation to deliver targeted democratic engagement activity. The report also highlights steps to help Higher Education providers work with local authorities to promote electoral registration amongst their student populations.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS provides funding for the UK Youth Parliament, Youth Select Committee and Make Your Mark ballot which support young people to raise issues on local and national levels.</p><p> </p><p>Make Your Mark is a ballot of youth views which gives the UK Youth Parliament its mandate and gets young people, aged 11-18, involved in democracy, with over 1 million young people voting in 2018. (<a href="http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark/" target="_blank">http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark/</a>)<br></p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:44:45.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:44:45.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter