SNP MP URGES YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UK: USE YOUR VOTE

Owen Thompson MP today said:”In my role as a Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Democratic Participation, I see how important it is to support people in finding their voice, and to promote voter registration, especially amongst young people.

“With the Scottish elections, other national and local elections and the EU referendum coming up, we have a vital and exciting opportunity to help strengthen UK democracy. Whatever your views, make sure you register to vote and have your say. Over a million names fell off the electoral register in December 2015 so it’s definitely worth double checking your own status.

“You must register by Monday 18 April to vote in the 5 May elections, or by Tuesday 7 June to vote in the EU referendum on 23 June. Don’t miss the deadline and lose your vote.”

UK citizens can register to vote online at this link.