Get West London is launching a campaign to encourage young voters to take part in next month's general election.

The vote is set to be hugely important for young people, with the result of the poll set to define the UK's relationship with the EU and rest of the world after Brexit.

Get West London is launching #myvote, a campaign to encourage young people to register to vote and cast their ballot on June 8.

We will be joining up with our sister titles across the South East - in Surrey, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent and Cambridge as part of a concerted effort to get young voters to the polling stations.

Get West London launch #myvote youth election campaign for young people

It can be said that in this digital age, the views of young people are better reflected on social media than in a polling station and this was reflected in the online reaction to the Brexit vote.

Research after the referendum found that about 64% of registered voters aged 18-24 went to polls but 90% of over-65s voted.

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However, Brexit is only one of the major issues which will be affecting young people in the UK.

From difficulties with getting on the housing ladder to rising university fees, there is plenty on the agenda for the younger generation to get out and vote about.

Get West London will be running a series of articles and events in the countdown to the election aimed at encouraging young people to vote.

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