Education is 'the key' to get young people to vote

Education is "the key" to encouraging young people to vote and helping end the general disenfranchisement plaguing 16 to 25-year-olds, Jermain Jackman told Daybreak.

19-year-old Jermain, a contestant on the Voice, said young people would be "inspired" to vote if they were "informed of what their rights and responsibilities are" and learned how people had died for the right.

Dubbed "the singing politician" on the Voice, Labour Party Youth Coordinator Jermain also David Cameron a run for his money by encouraging people to vote for him.

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Over two-thirds of young people disagree with voting boycott

Some 69% of 16 to 25-year-olds dismissed Russell Brand's vote of no confidence in modern politics and said abstaining from the ballot box was not the right way to make politicians take them seriously, according to a poll.