Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, visited the North Durham Academy, Stanley, on Friday 27 February.
The visit gave Kevan an opportunity to meet with sixth form students and discuss the work they have been doing on voter registration, which has included producing a video for Durham County Council encouraging young people to make sure they are on the electoral role.
Kevan said, “I was very impressed with the work the students at the Academy have been doing on this hugely important subject. It is vital that we do all we can to get young people registered to vote, and the sort of work the students have been doing with Bite the Ballot plays an important part in this.
“It was a really interesting and enjoyable visit, discussing the subject with students, and I would again take the opportunity to encourage all young people, over the age of 16, to make sure they are registered.”
You can watch the video that the students made with Bite the Ballot here: http://youtu.be/GcYqRXjdsLw
You can register to vote online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote