Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Did the TV debate make young people take notice in Politics?

With the joint residency at Downing Street, the two Prime ministers Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg ruling the country what do young people really think about the current position of politics.

Young people are getting more and more involved and aware of politics. During the campaign days what were the concerns of young people within the UK:-

Jordan Germain from Wales, who attends Glan Hafren college, was impressed by the debate.
He said: “I’ve started taking an interest because of the TV debates. The government do a lot, but it’s a tough world out there. I don’t feel like young people are properly represented, I will definitely vote.”

Taken from The Independent,

Young people gave their views on the current policies of the new PMS
Lauren Morton, Surrey with Conservative views said:
“Recently I applied to university and our careers adviser at school said how hard it will be to get a place with all the cut-backs due to the recession. The Conservatives have said they'll create 10,000 more university places if they get in power.”


My thoughts were “I feel these elections are becoming very Americanised, but that seems to be effective in getting people aware of what’s happening. People are taking more notice.
“I think there’s a lack of representation for young people in Parliament and in particular for young women.”

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010


EmpowerMeWales is an initiative set up for young women in Wales.
Set up to EMPOWER young WOMEN in WALES to ENRICH and ENLIGHTEN their lives, through EMPOWERMENT.
WALES has this HIGHEST rate of TEEN PREGNANCIES in Western EUROPE, and I feel as a 23 year old Welsh lady, that the more young people FEEL GOOD about them selves, the more OPTIONS they will feel they have and the more CONFIDENCE they will embrace in order to move FORWARD and make the appropriate CHOICES in their lives, for what's best for the individual.
“Be the change that you want to see in the world."Mohandas Gandhi

It's based on four principles:-

  1. Empowerment through Education:- Educate ones self, in terms of life, be it learning a new skill, learning to better oneself.

  2. Empowerment through Exercise:- Fitness, nutrition, ways to look and feel better.

  3. Empowerment through Entertainment: Becoming involved in an many events, be it:-backstage or on stage, writing, creating, talking, blogging, and photography, anything that empowers you through fun.
  4. Empowerment through the Environment: caring about the world we live in, ways one can save their CO2 footprint, ways of living in a greener world.

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Enrich Enlighten Empower...........