Being Registered to Vote Matters for More than Having a Say

Posted on 25 May 2016 by WISERD

One of the most important dates in the entire EU referendum campaign will be the 7th June: the deadline for registering to vote. The introduction of Individual Voter Registration in the last parliament means that every eligible adult must register to vote individually, and can no longer be registered by university halls or the head
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The Young, the Old, and the Referendum

Posted on 19 April 2016 by WISERD

It has been common practice for some time – and perhaps now more than ever – for journalists to emphasise the political differences between young and old in areas such as voting preferences or political agendas, and to frame those differences in terms of generational ‘conflict’ or ‘war’. With the exception of electoral turnout, however,
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Exploring the Age Gap: Why are the Young so Pro-EU?

Posted on 24 March 2016 by WISERD

Since David Cameron announced the date of the EU referendum, the gulf in support for EU membership between young and old – not to mention the gulf in the likelihood of voting – has featured heavily in media coverage and opinion polling about the referendum campaign. An explanation for that gulf in support, however, still
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