No, don’t listen to your elders

I argue my case for opening the vote to 16 and 17 year-olds, citing the relative influence of older voters in the EU referendum result.

Radio report on Tory leadership crisis

As experience in my ambition to become a broadcast journalist, I produced this Radio 4 World At One-style news report on the leadership crisis facing the Conservative Party. Today drama unfolded as Michael Gove was an ally turned rival when he sabotaged Boris Johnson’s bid for Prime Minister, leading to his withdrawal from the race.

Radio report on EU Ref renegotiations

As experience in my ambition to become a broadcast journalist, I produced this Radio 4 World At One-style news report on the long road ahead facing Britain in its renegotiations with the European Union. I feature clips of Nigel Farage MEP and Alyn Smith MEP speaking at the European Parliament yesterday, and of Jeremy Corbyn…

EU Ref: Interview with local councillor

Set against a stunning Barnstaple backdrop, I quizzed David Chalmers, Liberal Democrat councillor for Bickington and North Devon ‘Stronger In’ campaign co-ordinator, about why he wants to remain in the European Union. This was published for polify.co.uk, a brand new local political engagement project, designed to reach out to all demographics, especially young people, using modern, unique, and innovative methods.

EU Ref: What local businesses think

  Following a local Parish Hall debate, I heard the thoughts of Philip Milton, founder and owner of a North Devon financial firm, on the EU Referendum. This was published for polify.co.uk, a brand new local political engagement project, designed to reach out to all demographics, especially young people, using modern, unique, and innovative methods.

EU Ref: What should young people vote?

I felt the voices of young people had been underrepresented in the national discussion over the EU Referendum, so following a local debate I chatted to two students, representing each side, about their thoughts. This was published for polify.co.uk, a brand new local political engagement project, designed to reach out to all demographics, especially young people, using modern, unique,…

EU Ref: Interview with Julie Girling MEP

I filmed this interview with Julie Girling, MEP for South West England and Gibraltar, following an EU debate in North Devon. This was published for polify.co.uk, a brand new local political engagement project, designed to reach out to all demographics, especially young people, using modern, unique, and innovative methods.

Why young people should Remain in EU

See it published Ahead of a third work experience week with the North Devon Gazette, my local newspaper, I proposed an idea to the editor Andy Keeble of a visual debate on the EU Referendum between two young people. He loved the idea, so I contacted fellow student Alex Mullen (in favour of leaving the EU) and…

Poll finds Barnstaple shoppers want Brexit

See it published With just over two weeks to go until Britain’s referendum on European Union membership, our reporter Ewan Somerville headed down to Barnstaple High Street to hear local opinions on the issue. On Saturday, May 28 in association with North Devon political engagement project ‘polify.co.uk’, Ewan, 17, filmed a series of interviews with…

For young people, there’s more to the EU Referendum than just statistics

I know I’m not the only young person who is sick of all this petty squabbling over the European Union. As we saw in the BBC’s ‘How Should I Vote’ debate aimed at those aged 18-29 in Glasgow last Thursday, students across the country want answers, they want certainty, they want prosperous futures. As one undecided audience member put it to the panel: “I have no idea what to do, and I blame you lot entirely for that”.