Scottish Council Elections 2017: Young Voters

Scottish Council Elections 2017: Young Voters

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The Electoral Commission recently published an excellent blog post exploring young adults’ attitude towards electoral participation following the Scottish Council Elections, where sixteen and seventeen year olds were able to vote for the first time. Some of the data they included was really interesting so we wanted to share the highlights with you. Click here

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Elections in 2017

Elections in 2017

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Local Government Elections - May 4th 2017 In Local Elections you are voting for between one and three councillors to represent your ward on the local council. There are 388 local councils in England and about 20,000 councillors. More Information Mayoral Elections - May 4th 2017 Regional Mayors will be elected in the following areas; Cambridgeshire and Read more

Devolved Bodies

Scottish Parliament Elections Scottish Parliament elections occur every four years to elect the Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). The Scotland Act 1998 created a Scottish Parliament and passed to it the powers to make laws on a range of issues. These powers were extended by the Scotland Act 2012. Devolved powers are aspects of Read more

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