Young people 'not engaged with politics'

Almost half of young people are not engaged in politics, feel ignored and do not believe politicians are addressing their needs, according to a new survey.

Forty nine per cent of those surveyed by Sky News did not know the name or party of their MP and 47% said none of the major party leaders exemplified what they wanted in a political leader.

Just over a quarter (26%) of respondents said they were not engaged in politics and were not interested in getting more involved.