General Election 2017

We’re urging all eligible students to use their vote in the snap General Election on June 8.

With so many issues affecting students and young people at stake in this election, we've created a Student Manifesto spelling out the big issues we'd like candidates to focus on.

Students’ Union Vice-President (Union Development) Sophie Tarif said: “We want as many of our members as possible to have their say in who will form our next Government.

“Whatever the outcome of the election, the result is going to have a huge impact on the lives and futures of the young people who make up the vast majority of our membership.

“This could be the most important election of our lifetimes, so it’s more important than ever that the student voice is heard.”

QUIZ THE CANDIDATES

We're inviting all of the Lancaster & Fleetwood constituency General Election candidates to a 'question time' event at Lancaster Town Hall at 7pm on Thursday May 18.

If you're wondering who to vote for, this event is a great opportunity ask the tough questions to help you make a decision before polls open on June 8.

Students’ Union Vice-President (Union Development) Sophie Tarif says: "This could be the most important election of our lifetimes, so it’s more important than ever that the student voice is heard.”

Numbers are limited, so book your place fast!

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

You’ve got until Monday May 22 to get yourself on the electoral register either in Lancaster or at your home address – you can do it online and it only takes five minutes.

You'll need your National Insurance number.

You’re eligible to vote in the General Election if:

  • You’re registered to vote
  • You’re 18 or over on the day of the election
  • You’re a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen
  • You’re resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
  • You’re not legally excluded from voting

REGISTER TO VOTE NOW

More information: https://www.gov.uk/elections-in-the-uk/general-election