Polling stations will be open on Thursday 8 June from 7am until 10pm as election campaigning draws to a close. Sheffield Live! hit the streets to find out how the people of Sheffield will be voting and why. Simon Thake reports.
The Sheffield College are encouraging students and young people to register to vote in the General Election ahead of the deadline on Monday 22 May. The College have loaned a portable voting booth from Sheffield Council to raise student awareness of elections and voter registration. It is touring college campuses before the voting registration deadline following a launch at the Olive Grove campus off East Bank Road. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Steve Kelly, head of student services.
The National Union of Students has launched a major drive to get students and young people registered to vote in the General Election. NUS executive councillor and former Hallam Union officer Hassun El-Zafar, speaking to Sheffield Live!, said the upcoming general election is hugely significant for young people. With young people more politically engaged than for a long time, El-Zafar urged them to register to vote before the deadline of 22 May. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Theresa May’s plan for a general election was confirmed today after MPs voted by more than the two-thirds majority required for an early poll. The House of Commons voted by a margin of 522 votes to 13 with Labour and the Lib Dems supporting the move. Sheffield Live! reporter spoke to Dr Andy Price, head of politics at Sheffield Hallam University.
The University of Sheffield students’ union has been ranked number one in the country by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. It is the ninth year it has maintained the top rating. The university was also ranked third nationally for student experience. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Dom Trendall, president of Sheffield Students’ Union.
Hallamshire MP and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg spoke to Sheffield Live! following the House of Commons vote to leave the European Union. Azz Mohammed reports.