Why Vote?

We asked students out on the LSE campus and at our annual study retreat one simple question, why vote?


"Every vote counts!" - Serena (LSE Social Policy)

“Every vote counts!” – Serena (LSE Social Policy)

"It's my democratic right" - Jim (LSE Government)

“It’s my democratic right” – Jim (LSE Government)

"Control your future" Gerald (LSE Geography & Environment)

“Control your future” – Gerald (LSE Geography & Environment)

"To have your voice heard by the most powerful people to help you!" - Jodie (LSE Government)

“To have your voice heard by the most powerful people to help you!” – Jodie (LSE Government)

"Opportunity for change!" - Nick (LSE History)

“Opportunity for change!” – Nick (LSE International History)

"Because *they* don't represent me" - Nour (LSE Government)

“Because *they* don’t represent me” – Nour (LSE Government)

"Have a voice!" - James (LSE Geography & Environment)

“Have a voice!” – James (LSE Geography & Environment)

"To make change!" - Zad (LSE Government)

“To make change!” – Zad (LSE Government)

"1. Hard-fought rights are easily forgotten when unexercised. 2. Equal representation + rational discussion = as close to the ideal state as possible" - Wilson (LSE Law)

“1. Hard-fought rights are easily forgotten when unexercised. 2. Equal representation + rational discussion = as close to the ideal state as possible” – Wilson (LSE Law)

"Other options are expensive" - Hallelujah (LSE Government)

“Other options are expensive” – Hallelujah (LSE Government)

"You can be part of change" - Linde (LSE International Relations) & Max (UCL)

“You can be part of change” – Linde (LSE International Relations) & Max (UCL)

"Decisions are made by those who show up!" - Matthew (LSE Government)

“Decisions are made by those who show up!” – Matthew (LSE Government)


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