Please note: This site covers the period that I was a Member of Parliament from May 2010 to June 2017.
Richard Fuller, has pledged his support for My Voice, My Vote – a new, independent all-party campaign to support young first time voters to take social action in their community as a way to encourage their involvement in the democratic process.
Richard commented: “I’m pleased to be lending my support to the My Voice, My Vote campaign to increase young people’s engagement in politics and the democratic process through taking social action. It benefits all of us if young people are more engaged in politics and exercise their democratic rights more actively.”
My Voice, My Vote is a programme of UpRising, a new charity that has Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband as its three founding Patrons. Richard is a local Ambassador for the UpRising programme which has been running in Bedford for the past three years.
My Voice, My Vote will see young people trained in leadership skills and campaigning techniques, and then supported to take part in social action within their local community – all aimed at developing a passion and interest in the wellbeing of the community in which they live. At the same time, with support from a network of elected representatives, business and civic leaders, young people will be encouraged to recognise the link between the future of their neighbourhood and the use of their right to vote.