There have been numerous social media campaigns that may have triggered the surge in young people registering to vote. For example, a song mocking Theresa May has gone viral on the Internet, hitting more than 2.5 million views on YouTube and has even reached number 4 in the Official Singles Charts.
Also, posters have been put up around Croydon saying, “Stormzy says vote Labour!”
Stormzy is a popular rapper amongst young people and has clearly had an effect on what party they will vote for.
There has even been a remix of his ‘Shut Up’ song, featuring Jeremy Corbyn giving a speech.
Snapchat released a filter in the UK telling people to register to vote.
“Find your voice!” it said, “Register to vote by 22nd May!”
What I think
I think that the reason why so many young people are going to vote for Labour is because this party is willing to take us into account, and address the issues that are really affecting young people such as debt, unemployment and housing problems.
I also think that it is really good that popular figures are reaching out to young people, because it will help encourage us to take part in the decision for the future of Britain, and like they say, “every vote counts”.
What do you think? Please comment below!