Commenting on figures published by the Electoral Reform Society, whose analysis shows the number of school leavers on the electoral roll has dropped by more than a quarter in three years, Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron said:
“Young people’s wishes have been swept under the rug since the EU referendum when 75% voted to remain. At a time of monumental political change, many feel hurt, ignored and powerless.
“The Liberal Democrats will not allow young people’s pro-European aspirations to go unnoticed. Their priorities must be our priorities. This General Election is a chance to change the direction of our country. Register to vote now and have your say.”
Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Young People, Daisy Cooper added:
“Young people have the largest stake in our future, and they deserve a say over what happens next. The Liberal Democrats will fight for their right to vote on the final Brexit deal.
“It is vital that young people register before the 22nd May deadline. If you want a party that can change Britain’s future vote Liberal Democrats."