Keeping youngsters interested key

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016


Schools work to engage young voters

It's still hard getting young people engaged with politics, according to a senior figure in the Department of Education and Children.

A lot of talk in the run-up to the general election has been about voters feeling disillusioned or disenfranchised with Manx politics.

The Isle of Man first gave 16-year-olds the vote in 2006.

School Improvement Adviser Joel Smith says it's important to keep youngsters interested: