With less than a week left for people to get registered to vote ahead of the General Election, we are urging you to make sure your voice is heard on 7 May and register at www.gov.uk/registertovote. 20 April will be people’s last chance to get registered so that they can vote in the General Election.

The last few months have seen SUSU launch an £18000 campaign, “Your Vote, Your Voice”, to get students registered to and actually voting, ensuring the student voice is loud and clear in Southampton when it comes to choosing who will run our country in the General Election.

Ellie Cawthera, VP Student Engagement said:

“This year is a General Election year and on the 7th May, our vote becomes our voice on who runs the country. For many of us, this will be the first General Election we vote in and our voices deserve to be heard. SUSU have been working hard to ensure students can make a fully informed vote. Politicians only write their policies for people who vote. In 2010 the media called students the silent and apathetic generation because we didn’t vote. I want to change this.”

As part of the campaign SUSU has been working in partnership with Solent University Students’ Union to organise a range of debates and events to ensure students are fully informed when it comes to May 7.

These include:

21st April – BBC Radio Solent election debate – SUSU Concourse – 12.00- 13.00- Debate hosted by Julian Clegg with a panel of candidates from all the local parties.

27th April – General Election debate – Southampton Test

Garden Court in Building  40 on Highfield Campus.

18.00 – 20.30

Candidates currently confirmed as attending:
Adrian Ford – Lib Dem
Alan Whitehead – Labour
Angela Mawle – Green
Chris Davis MBE – Independent
Jeremy Moulton – Conservative
Pearline Hingston – UKIP (UK Independence Party)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southampton-test-general-election-debate-tickets-16395824352?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

28th April

General Election Hustings Chaired by Bishop Tim Dakin

7.30pm

The United Church, Jewry St

All Candidates for the Winchester Constituency invited – all welcome.

Questions for the Candidates to be sent by email to winelec2015@gmail.com
1st May

General Election debate – Southampton Itchen

18.00 – 20.30

Sir James Matthews Building, 157 – 187 Above Bar Street, Southampton

Candidates currently confirmed as attending:
Eleanor Bell – Lib Dem
John Spottiswoode – Green
Kim Rose – UKIP (UK Independence Party)
Rowenna Davis – Labour
Royston Smith – Conservative
Sue Atkins – TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
2nd May

General Election debate – Southampton North & Romsey

18.00 – 20.30

Glen Eyre Hall, Dining Hall, Glen Eyre Road Southampton, Hampshire SO16 3UF

Candidates currently confirmed as attending:
Ben Nicholls – Lib Dem
Caroline Nokes – Conservative
Darren Paffey – Labour
Ian Callaghan – Green
Sandra James – UKIP (UK Independence Party)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/romsey-and-southampton-north-general-election-debate-tickets-16396531467
7th May

General Election results night

22:00 – all night

SUSU will be showing live coverage of the General Election 2015 results from 10 pm and throughout the night in The Bridge at SUSU​ The bar will be open all night with food available.

Find out more about the campaign and how you can vote at www.yourvoteyourvoice2015.com