Wednesday 22 June 2016
A member of the Shadow Cabinet has urged students at the University of Northampton to make their voices heard by voting in Thursday’s EU Referendum.
Kate Green MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, visited the University on the eve of what she described as the “biggest political decision” in her lifetime.
The Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston was a keynote speaker at the University’s Approaches to Inequalities Conference, during which she made a passionate case for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union.
“This decision is going to have more of an impact on future generations than any General Election could possibly have,” said Ms Green during the conference, which was held on Wednesday 23 June at Sunley Management Centre, Park Campus.
“It really is a game-changer for the next several decades, so young people have an enormous stake in the outcome of the EU Referendum.”
Ms Green added: “We also know young people are more likely to be pro-European Union and they want to remain. But, typically, young people don’t vote in elections – the turnout is lower among younger people.
“This is a referendum where they really need to get out and make sure their voice is heard, because otherwise, their future is going to be determined by an older generation that may take a very different view of what kind of world they think people should be growing up in.
“So I think young people need to be having a say about what the world of the future is going to look like.”
The Referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union takes place on Thursday 23 June.