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Ellie E

Ellie E

Name: Ellie Emberson
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Reading
Campaign: To engage young people in politics

It’s my view that more needs to be done to engage young people in politics.


Some don’t understand why it’s important or how it affects their everyday lives.


With Fixers, I’m working on a campaign to help others my age better understand politics and how they can get involved.


I want them to know that their vote counts.


It would be great if more young people took the opportunity to have their voice heard.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Abclulbari Elziadi Abigail Russell
Thomas Spencer Michael DePass
David Totterdale Edmond Mutero
Faiza Lodhi Halli Biggs
Huma Frikhar Jack Pearson
James Durscoll Barbara Crauford Tucci
Saarah Azam Adrian Rodriguez Sobstel

Prospect School

The staff and students at Prospect School support my Fix. They allowed us to shoot part of my broadcast piece at the school, and some of the pupils were filmed taking part in a discussion group. 

 

Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East

MP Rob Wilson supports my project. He agreed to be interviewed to appear in my TV broadcast.

 

Oracle Shopping Centre

We were granted permission to film and interview the general public in the area of the shopping centre as part of the broadcast piece.

 

Reading Borough Council

Thank you to Tom Woolmer who allowed the broadcast team to film in the new council offices.

May 2015

With Fixers, I’ve helped create a film to make young people aware of the importance of their vote. I hope it will enable others to better understand the process, while encouraging them to turn out to have their say in this month’s General Election. You can watch my Fixers film below.


January 2015

I've had some really positive feedback from my campaign so far, including from local MP Rob Wilson. You can read some of these comments below.

 

Rob Wilson,Conservative MP for Reading East

'Young people are the future and we've got to get them engaged and encourage them to be more active in both social action and politics. Ellie's campaign with her positive energy will make a big difference.'

 

John

'I saw Ellie on ITV tonight and just want to say "well done". There is always hope when the younger generation get involved. Congratulations.'

 

Louise

'I think one of the main reasons putting people off voting is the use of language politicians use. Ellie's film is a much simpler way to explain voting and what it means.'

 

Oscar

'When it comes to the word politics young people have a view that it's only for older people. It's good that a young person is trying to raise awareness.'

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