Time To Make Your Voice Heard

Teaching and Learning Improvement
With the first festive election since 1923 being called on 12th December 2019, the number of young people applying to register to vote ahead of the general election has surged over the last few days...

Next week the Student Union teams at both sites will be helping any students to register to vote for the general election on 12 December 2019 and any future elections.

This will take place at the Atrium in Dartford and Gravesend Reception between 12pm- 2pm between Monday 4th November and Friday 8th November.

There will be a Mock General Election giving all learners the opportunity to vote the week commencing 9th December. Further information about this event will be released over the next few weeks.

What do we know?
A general election would be Britain’s fifth nationwide contest in four years. if you work out average support in the polls for all of the parties over the past month, then the Conservative Party is not sitting in majority territory. It is sitting on 32% with Labour on 24%; the Lib Dems on 18%; Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party on 13%; the Greens on 6%, and the SNP on 4%. With these numbers, Boris Johnson might just squeak into majority territory, but it would be close — and volatile.

What do we not know?
Whether the Conservatives will make an electoral pact with the Brexit Party in order to secure victory. To do this, they would have to promise a no-deal Brexit, otherwise Nigel Farage has promised to oppose them in every seat. Given the deep distrust in Number 10 for Farage (and vice versa), a pact seems highly unlikely.

1. Will you remember this time as a turning point when you are older?
2. Do you think politics are especially important now?

Some People Say…. “Boris Johnson will be the shortest-lived PM in history and a loser alongside Theresa May.” A former cabinet minister last night – What do you think? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: https://theday.co.uk/stories/general-election-as-johnson-faces-commons-blow

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