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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.

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2015 general election will be about 'Britain's youth'

The next general election will be about capturing "the hearts and minds of Britain's youth", according to voting campaigners.

Jermain Jackman, a star of TV talent show The Voice, was speaking on behalf of the Swing the Vote campaign after it emerged 69% of young people did not believe in a voting boycott.

He said:

This is the moment for politicians to stand up and notice young people.

We have the capability to play a massive part at the next general election in 2015.

If the election in 2010 was all about the mums' vote, 2015 will be all about Cameron, Clegg, Miliband and Farage trying to win the hearts and minds of Britain's youth if they want to be walking into Number 10.

– Jermain Jackman

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