First of all, thank you to everyone who voted in the Local Elections on Thursday! Norfolk City Council have now uploaded the results for all constituencies on their website.
The run up to the 2017 General Election is now well underway, and we’ve got a whole programme of events lined up to help you get involved and have your say in Britain’s future.
Following our successful Goats for Votes campaign in 2013, we will be running another registration drive to ensure as many students as possible register before the deadline of 22nd May (you can register here if you haven’t already). Come along to the Hive on Wednesday 10th May, Tuesday 16th May or Thursday 18th May to talk to staff from the University and College Union (UCU) and Norwich City Council (you can also register on the day with one of our student staff members)!
We’ll also be hosting workshops on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th May where you can get an introduction to Parliament, as well as information on how to vote.
On Thursday 25th May, we’re inviting all local MP candidates to a hustings in the Enterprise Centre. This is a great opportunity to hear representatives from all parties speak about campaigns and answer your questions. Tickets are free but you’ll need to bring your campus card on the day to claim your seat; find out more and reserve a space here. We are also following this up with a student politics day in the Hive on Tuesday 30th May, where our political societies will be hosting a range of daytime events followed by an evening hustings event organised by Livewire.
On Thursday 1st June we will also be hosting a panel with UEA academics to get their views on the election; click here to find out more and reserve your free ticket now!
Finally, on Thursday 8th June I’ll be on campus with all the other officers and members of our student staff to encourage those who are registered to cast their vote, and point people in the right direction to the polling station. In the evening we’ll be streaming the results live in the Blue Bar, so head down from 10pm to see how it all plays out!
For up-to-date information and links to events, head to our 2017 General Election section.
To find out more about your nearest polling stations, as well as ward and constituency information, head to the MyNorwich website and type your address into the search bar.