Stars urge missing voters to take part ‘for yourself, for humanity, for democracy’

Durham Community Support Centre

Leading British actors Sue Johnston and Ricky Tomlinson are among the household names to share their voting stories in a short film launched today ( Tuesday 14 April) by Unite, the country’s biggest union, urging the country’s millions of missing voters to go out and vote: ‘for yourself, for humanity, for democracy.’
With 22 days to go before the 2015 general election – and under one week left to get onto the voter registration roll – the film is the latest initiative from the union in its efforts to persuade disconnected voters to have their say in how our country is run.
Falling voter turnout among women, young people and ethnic minorities is of particular concern. A total of 9.1 million women did not vote at the general election in 2010 and only 39 per cent of 18-24 year olds voted, compared to 68 per cent of over 65s.

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