Following Miliband’s unveiling of the voter registration drive yesterday, today, Scottish Labour will launch their own youth engagement campaign called #myfuturescotland.
Launched by Labour’s candidate for Glenrothes and Central Fife, Melanie Ward, the campaign will last a month, ending on the 16th February.
Using social media platforms – from Facebook to Snapchat – and a new website and e-mail address, Scottish Labour will encourage young people to tell them which policies and ideas they’d like to see introduced in Scotland.
Ward, who has been appointed by Jim Murphy as Scottish Labour’s Young People’s Champion, explained why this initiative is important:
“We are challenging the young people of Scotland to tell us if they had one idea that would shape their future for the better what would that be.
“I want to hear from young people and young people’s organisations. They can contact me and the Scottish Labour Party through twitter using #myfuturescotland , on our Facebook page, by sending us a snapchat at scottishlabour or through the website.
“I’d also like to encourage the submission of short films of no more than two minutes that can be sent in using mobile phone, on vine or Instagram and twitter using #myfuturescotland.
“At a later stage there will be a consultation event with Jim Murphy and Deputy Leader, Kezia Dugdale.”
All of Labour’s parliamentary candidates for the General election in May and current MSPs have been asked to contact young people’s organisations in their area to invite them to take part.