The Youth MP, Connor Dyer, who is a student at Christ the King College, was the first to click on the de-mob web site as it went live today. The site is being launched to encourage the nearly 60% of 18-24 year olds who don’t vote to do so this time around.
Speaking yesterday (Friday), Connor said:
“The Democratic Mobilisation site is a fantastic new resource, delivering political information in bite sized chunks, to help young people in particular see where the main political parties stand on key issues. It also gives clear advice and links so that young people can get involved with political campaigns for whichever political party they support. It is shocking that in the last election, nearly 60% of young people didn’t take the opportunity to vote, and I’m convinced this new site will help them engage and see why politics really matters.”
The de-mob site has been built by the team at The Whitehouse Consultancy, one of London’s leading political consultancies owned by Newport West Councillor, Chris Whitehouse, who added:
“As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme we are committed to encouraging widespread participation in our democratic processes. This new online resource is one way we can make politics digestible and relevant to young voters, whichever party they might support.”
The site includes biographies of the Leaders of the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Ukip, Green, Scottish Nationalist and Welsh Nationalists parties; along with a simple to use database of their main policies and priorities.
The web site is easy to navigate and has an attractive design, example below. The Democratic Mobilisation site is now available on the internet for anybody who wants to access it at http://de-mob.co.uk
Connor is also committed to engaging with Parliamentary Candidates saying:
“Although I’ve only been elected for a very short period of time, I’m already seeking meetings with all the General Election candidates on the Island to find out where they stand on issues of importance to young voters. I hope to issue reports after each meeting to share more widely the information I find out.”
Photographed: Connor Dyer launching the site with Cllr Chris Whitehouse