General Elections

Reasons for students to vote


Research has found that students are amongst groups that are least likely to be registered to vote.  The day the election was called saw over 57,000 under 25s register but there remains a huge amount to do to get young people into their polling stations on 8 June.   

There are key issues at stake for students in this General Election including:


  • A once in a lifetime chance to vote for a Brexit that works for young people and students 
  • Sustainable provision of mental health services 
  • Adequate housing and social services 
  • Climate change 


YUSU wants to help students stay informed, know their options and empower them to make the decisions that will shape our society in the coming years. We've put together a survey that will help us to inform the questions we ask MPs during the election period. Make sure you have your say by filling in our quick survey.

Election Survey


Over the coming weeks, student political societies, campus media, and academic groups will all be discussing the issues at heart of the 2017 General Election. It’s up to you if you want to engage in these debates and how you take other’s opinions on board. YUSU’s #WeAreYork campaign promotes respect to and from all students.  With the election fast approaching, ensure your voice is heard in the 2017 election campaign.  

Check out our Elections events information for details on how you can get involved in the debate.