[PRESS] Comment: Youth, social media and the election #GE2017

For the 2015 election Dr Bex Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing, examined the role played by social media in the election and considered its influence on younger voters, specifically those within the 18-24 bracket. With the General Election of 2017 tomorrow, she returns to the topic and considers whether much has changed. Read full article, watch the video: Front page of MMU website: You can also read the original draft of the document (more…

“I don’t do politics”

I'm trying to find the new video that's been on TV, but it doesn't appear to be on YouTube (or I'm not putting in the right search terms), but I found this old one, which also stuck in my mind: If you have the right to vote, do it... even if you're not quite sure who to vote for!

Who won the digital war? #YestoAV #NotoAV

Labour grandee Lord Mandelson, a keen supporter of electoral reform, told the BBC: "It is going to be a very decisive No vote against changing the electoral system to AV. "I think that's very disappointing, but I'm equally entirely unsurprised by it. Nobody could have foreseen the extent to which the whole vote over the last 24 hours has become a referendum on the Liberal Democrats in general and Nick Clegg in particular. "We paid…

First-Past-the-Election

"The verdict was already in, even before polling day. This was not an internet election, and all those who had suggested it might be had got it completely wrong. It was a television election, and all of those tweeters and bloggers were sad political obsessives talking to each other. Hold on a minute - can I insert a couple of points about what has already become received wisdom? First, even the most rabid of digital…
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