THE podcast: General Election 2019 – students talk tactical voting, climate change and goats

From tactical voting to farmyard animals – what do students think about the 12 December General Election?

December 9, 2019
UCL goats for votes

Do students see this as the Brexit election or are issues like climate change and the cost of living more important – and is the promise of zero tuition fees all it’s cracked up to be? Has the drive for student voter registration worked, and what do goats have to do with it? Will there be some tactical voting on 12 December, and how will students be celebrating/commiserating as the election results roll in?

To discuss all of this and more, Naomi Firsht speaks to: Joe Vinson, commercial services officer and director of Queen Mary students’ union service; Atyab Rashid, student at King’s College London and vice-president of KCL’s Liberal Democrat Society; Carol Paige, ­democracy, operations and community officer at UCL Students’ Union; and Bo Jacobs Strom, student at the London School of Economics and Political Science and volunteer with the UK Student Climate Network. 

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