Young People

Labour Party General Election Launch, 9th May 2017 at Event City, Trafford, Manchester, by Sophie Brown, CC Share Alike 4.0 International license

Did Corbyn sway the alienated youth vote?

Posted on 20 June 2017 by WISERD

There is a well-established conventional wisdom that today’s young people are a politically alienated generation, meaning that they are seen as estranged or withdrawn from politics. Whether it is their low turnout in elections or their support for protest and social movements, the young are held up as a generation put off politics by the
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They should've let us vote, Pixabay, released under Creative Commons CC0

“They should’ve let us vote”

Posted on 21 April 2017 by WISERD

– College student, Heads of the Valleys. The dominant view among young people with regard to Brexit, is one of anger or frustration at not being allowed to vote. As part of a broader WISERD project exploring education, language and identity, a research team at Aberystwyth University has been travelling around the country to interview under-18s
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Jeremy_Corbyn,_Leader_of_the_Labour_Party,_UK_speaking_at_rally, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Brexit, young people and the parties I: Labour

Posted on 10 March 2017 by WISERD

Given that the EU Referendum was one of the most dominating, bitterly contested and emotional political campaigns in Britain for decades, that British politics is now and for the foreseeable future dominated by Brexit, and that support for or opposition to EU membership is a reflection of one’s deeply held political values, convictions and beliefs,
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