Tinie Tempah, Ashley Walters, Wretch 32, Alesha Dixon and a host of other stars are calling on London’s young people to make history. A lot of young people feel like their vote doesn’t count but that is all about to change as Bite the Ballot launches Youth Vote London. This campaign is calling upon the youth to come and be part of the ‘biggest voting registration rally ever held in the UK’ and will be taking place on April 14 at Ministry of Sound from 12pm to 5pm.
‘A vote is not just a cross on a ballot. It’s about our future and the future of our country. The change we want to see in Britain will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. That’s why I’m going to Bite the Ballot’s rally to get registered to vote and I hope to see loads of other young people there too,’ says young Londoner, Usaama Kaweesa.
Entertainment of the day will include guest-speakers, actors, musicians, comedians and DJs. Mayoral candidates Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick and Jenny Jones will be there too.
Amongst others, the campaign is supported by Rizzle Kicks, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, Estelle and Tinie Tempah who spoke out in support of Youth Vote London, saying ‘lead the change and register to vote on 14th April. Be part of the solution; use your vote. Young people are the future and have the power to make a change’.
Bite the Ballot bridges the gap between young people and politics and is supported by Spirit Of London Awards – ‘the community Oscars for young people’ and UpRise – an organisation that celebrates community diversity.
Youth Vote London is also being supported by regular broadcast and online show London360. They will air an online special on YouTube from April 2nd and a TV special on the Community Channel (Sky 539/ Virgin Media 233/ Freeview 87) from April 16th. The shows will tackle common myths about voting and most importantly inspire young people to register their vote.