Press Contact: Adam Bradford, for interview tel: 07950 313113
After 72% of young people voted in the General Election, 24-year-old Adam Bradford from South London has called on our major party leaders to not let his generation down
Social entrepreneur and Queen’s Young Leader Adam Bradford has this morning penned a public letter to the leaders of the Conservative and Labour parties, calling for unity and proper representation in any negotiations.
He said: “I could not be more proud today, however a hung parliament brings me feelings of worry. Represent us, your constituents. We need the best deal for Britain. Now we need your leadership more than ever. Our young people’s futures depend on stable, forward-thinking political action right now. This is your chance to prove that our votes mattered and that our democracy is worth having. We are now a nation undecided, perhaps even divided.”
Adam is available for comment today on youth views post-General Election, call 07950 313113 24/7.
His letter, posted online and via social media to political leaders, reads:
Theresa May & Jeremy Corbyn
1 Cleeve Hill Gardens
9th June 2017
Dear political leaders,
I could not be more proud today. 72% of young people got out there and voted in last night’s General Election.
However this proudness is juxtaposed with feelings of worry. I am concerned that a hung Parliament may turn into chaos and Britain may not get a good deal.
Many youth voters chose Labour over Conservative, chose a politics of idealism and of hope rather than a politics rather stuck in the status quo.
In your negotiations, do not forget your constituents. Do not forget those of us who voted for you, whether we chose Conservative or Labour. We need you to represent us and make this country strong, stable, secure and prosperous.
This vote shows one thing, party politics now has no overall rule. We are a nation undecided, perhaps divided. We need your leadership now more than ever and do not let us down. Make us all proud to have used our vote this year.
Queen’s Young Leader
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Notes to editors:
Adam Bradford is a young social entrepreneur and one of just three UK winners of the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader Awards, a Commonwealth wide initiative. Adam was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism, at the age of 11. He was determined to set up his own business and gained a place at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. He launched an IT social enterprise and set up a mentoring and business challenge in his home town of Sheffield. He has since supported more than 1,000 young people to set up community projects, social enterprises and campaigns for social good. Adam also works to raise awareness of autism and gambling addiction and has worked with young ex-offenders to turn their lives around.
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