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Thousands of Lancashire’s young people have voted

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Lancashire’s young people have taken the opportunity to vote on the issues that matter most to them.

The top three issues will be mental health, ending knife crime, and equal pay and equal work.

This follows the ‘Make Your Mark’ ballot, which resulted in over 27,000 young people in Lancashire and over 230,000 in the North West voting to decide which issues should be campaigned on.

Most of these issues are reflected across the UK.

Overall in the national figure has passed one million young people voting for the first time.

County Councillor Susie Charles, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, said:” Once again the ballot achieved a really high level of voting. Young people both in Lancashire and across the country have appreciated the opportunity to express their opinions on the issues that they really care about.

“Hopefully the young people enjoyed debating the issues. This was a tremendous experience and opportunity for them to have their say.

“The young people have played a part in real democracy.”

More information about Lancashire’s Young People’s team, part of the Children & Family Wellbeing Service is available on the county council’s website at www.lancashire.gov.uk/yps

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