Turn Up and Turn Out: why you should vote in the General Election

Registration to vote in the General Election on 8th June will close on May 22nd, you can register at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It’s quick and easy, and at the moment it’s one of the most radical things you can do Elections are supposed to be the apex of democratic process – so why do they feel like… Read More

The lesser of two evils?

by Bobby Gardiner   Voting in my first election has been preceded by a cacophony of questions about what is important. These initial questions didn’t seem to be framed within any political paradigm – to the uninitiated, “the deficit” and other buzz-words are nothing more than a euphemism for the gaping asymmetry between politicians and… Read More

As people of colour, voting is only one part of our civic duty

By Huma Munshi  It was Russell Brand that said he never voted. I was reminded of this on hearing the results of the local and European elections over the last few days. He noted in his New Statesman article: “I have never voted. Like most people I am utterly disenchanted by politics. Like most people… Read More