The new Tory vice-chair for youth explains how the party hopes to attract a new generation
Young people are getting involved in politics like never before – and it is important that we are responsive to their needs and build a country that works for them as well as everyone else. Last year’s general election saw a surge in young people turning out to vote, with 18- to 24-year-olds voting in greater numbers than at any other time.
If so many young people turned up to vote, politicians – of all political stripes – have to start listening. The fact that most of the youth vote went to Labour in 2017 means Conservatives must listen even more carefully.