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‘Vital to vote’ says Sheffield MP

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, with Tapton School pupils.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, with Tapton School pupils.

Politics, power and how vital it is to vote were on the agenda when Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined a discussion group with students at a Sheffield school.

The Sheffield Hallam MP was at Tapton School in Crosspool to support Bite the Ballot, a party-neutral campaign group set up to encourage young people to engage with politics.

He joined the group’s co-founder, Michael Sani, to talk to 40 sixth formers about how they can use their collective voice to bring about changes they want for their future.

Mr Clegg said: “It’s incredibly important that young people register to vote and then use their power at the ballot box. The best way to bring about change is to vote, be it in local elections, European elections or to elect your local MP.

“We all know that politics is not perfect, but it is the way we decide how you pay your taxes, or how we support our hospitals and our schools.”

 

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