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Make your voice heard in the general election

Make your voice heard in the general election

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 Migrant Voice - Make your voice heard in the general election

There's a general election on Thursday 12 December. This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard - and there are several ways to do that.

 

1. VOTE

To be eligible to vote in the general election, you must be: 

- 18 years old or above on the date of the election, and
- be resident at an address in the UK (or a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years), and
- be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland.

If you are from a Commonwealth country, you must be resident in the UK and either have leave to remain in the UK or not require such leave. 

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 26 November. It only takes five minutes and you only need your address and National Insurance Number. If you do not have a National Insurance Number, you can still register to vote. You can register here.

You can read lots more information on the Promote the Migrant Vote website. It's run by Migrants Organise, who are mobilising migrants across the country to register to vote if they're eligible and to make their voices heard during the election campaign.

 

2. SPEAK TO YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES

We’re running a training session in London on Thursday 14 November where you can find out how to best speak to your local candidates about the migration issues that matter to you.

This could be the hostile environment, extortionate visa fees, the rights of EU nationals, the injustice facing thousands of international students, or another issue where you want to see change. At the session, we’ll be developing key messages and clear asks that you can put to your local candidates, either at a public meeting in your local area, or when campaigners come to your doorstep.

We want as many of you as possible to take this opportunity to tell the UK’s future MPs about the problems migrants are facing and encourage them to be a voice for migrants in Parliament if they are elected.

Come along to our London office (200a Pentonville Road, N1 9JP) on Thursday 14 November, 5-7pm to discuss and plan the questions we want to ask the candidates. We will run two identical sessions at 5-6pm and 6-7pm – you only need to attend one.

Contact judith@migrantvoice.org for more information or to book a place.

 

TOP IMAGE: ballot_box_1 by Douglas Miller, Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)