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MPs must do more to engage young people, says academic 

Written by
Jenna WIMPS

Posted on April 29th

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A top university professor has published new research, claiming that politicians aren't doing enough to engage with young people.

Popular website Children & Young People Now report that Professor Matt Henn from Nottingham Trent University has co-published a study, revealing how young people vote.

The survey of 1,025 18-year-olds revealed that 81 per cent have a negative view of politicians and that 57 per cent believe elections have little impact.

However, 63 per cent claimed to have some interest in politics and 57 per cent said they are committed to the principle of voting.

Henn said politicians need to think carefully about how to engage more young people.

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