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Who to Vote For?

Discover the issues to think about when choosing a political party or candidate, and what matters most to you.
who to vote for

Who to Vote for?

With so many parties and candidates to choose from, it can feel very confusing at times.

In this article, we’ll walk you through how you might begin to make an informed decision. 


the palace of westminster government

Researching the candidates and Parties

Before you cast your vote, it’s important to research the candidates and parties to make an informed decision. Here are a few news sites to provide you with correct information:


Things to Consider


  1. Policies and Manifestos:

Look at each party’s manifesto. A manifesto is like a promise of what the party will do if they get elected. Consider the policies they are proposing and think about whether they match with your own beliefs and what you think is important.

You can visit Vote For Policies to determine what matters most to you for your vote.


  1. Local Candidates:

Consider the local candidates standing in your area. Sometimes it’s not just about the party but also about the individual candidate. Look into their background, experience, and what they promise to do for your local area.


  1. Social Media and News:

Follow the news and check social media for updates on what the parties are saying. But make sure to look at trusted sources to avoid misinformation.


  1. Your Own Views:

Think about what’s important to you. It might be the environment, education, healthcare, or something else. Consider which party’s policies match up with what you believe in and what you want to see changed or improved.


  1. Discuss with Others:

Talk to friends, family, or teachers about their thoughts and what they know. Hearing different opinions can help you make up your mind.


  1. Listen to Debates:

If there are any local debates, try to attend them or watch them online. This can be a good way to see how well each candidate knows the issues and how they handle questions.


  1. Accessibility:

If you have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or a disability, consider which party has policies that support people like you. Look at how they address issues related to accessibility and support for those with disabilities.


polling station in the UK

Vote For You

Finally, remember, it’s your vote. Vote for the party or candidate you truly believe in. Don’t let anyone pressure you into voting a certain way. Voting is your chance to make your voice heard and to have a say in how the country is run.


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