Endorsements

“Politics matters and TalkPolitics is a welcome voice in challenging everyone, but particularly younger voters, to make sure they take an active interest in what politicians are debating and deciding and don’t let others have a say for them.”

Nicky Morgan MP, former Secretary of State for Education (Conservatives)

“I applaud your venture”

George Osborne, Evening Standard Editor – former MP & Chancellor (Conservatives)

“I’m absolutely in support of tackling political apathy! Politicians make decisions on behalf of ordinary people every day, and the easiest way to have input is to vote.”

Kirsty Blackman MP (Scottish National Party)

“I fully support this campaign to mobilise young people politically.  British democracy is unhealthily dominated by the old who put their interests and prejudices ahead of the concerns of the young. This must change.”

Sir Vince Cable, Former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Liberal Democrats)

“Getting involved in politics matters. Politicians make decisions that affect all of us, whether it is going to war, investing in schools or cutting or raising our taxes. Your campaign to tackle voter apathy will help elected representatives have a clearer picture of what matters to people”

Thomas Brake MP (Liberal Democrats)

“I fully support this extremely worthwhile campaign. Politics affects virtually every thing, person and place you encounter on a daily basis, and it’s absolutely essential that as many people get engaged in the political process as possible. This especially concerns younger people, and two key things that politicians can do to help is lower the …

Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrats Leader

“It’s extremely important that young people vote. If young people don’t vote then politicians will not offer anything to young people – and if young people aren’t offered anything then they won’t vote – it’s a cycle which needs to be broken. Young people could be the kingmakers in a general election – use your …

George Aylett, youngest PPC 2015 (Labour)

“I’m proud to support the Talk Politics campaign. Being a young person at the moment can be uncertain and worrying. Democracy can only be strengthened by more participation, as the ideas and policies that come forward from politicians are the results of voters making their voices heard. The more young people take an interest in …

Louise Haigh MP, Youngest Labour MP

“It’s extremely important for the future of our democracy that young people go out and vote, I fully support your campaign to make this happen. By increasing awareness and making our politics more accessible we’ll find that we have a healthier, more responsive political system – keep up the good work!”

Ben Howlett MP (Conservatives)

“Politics has never been more important and yet despite the mind-blowing volume of mainstream and social media coverage and debate about politics, there is a huge problem of disengagement. Fake news in the so-called post-truth age is merely exacerbating the problem. Particularly in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, it’s becoming increasingly clear that better …

Alastair Campbell, former Director of Communications and Strategy for prime minister Tony Blair

“This is a promising initiative which is much needed at a time when there is so much public cynicism about politicians and politics. I hope Talk Politics will be able to raise the level of public debate in this country and help counter the spread of fake news and some of the more disreputable characteristics …

Angela Rayner MP (Labour), Shadow Secretary of State for Education

“Politics is the means by which we solve our problems and create a better world, but in order to do that we all have to play our part.  I really welcome the work you are doing to encourage greater involvement in the way in which we take our decisions.  Keep it up!”

Hilary Benn MP, former Shadow Foreign Secretary (Labour)

“We can’t ignore that for many people politics has become a synonym for boring, and although we have many passionate and committed young people changing the face of British politics, many feel that it’s inaccessible and not relevant to their lives. I applaud TalkPolitics’ work in challenging this perception and ensuring people are given the …

Amelia Womack, deputy leader Green Party

Note: The specific views on this site do not necessarily reflect those of the individuals above. These endorsements merely reflect their agreement on the need to tackle voter apathy and a desire for greater political education.