More than 100 Nottingham sixth formers will be be gathering for a first time voters lunch where they will ask Rushcliffe parliamentary candidates why they should bother to vote.
Parliamentary candidates Ken Clarke and David Mellen, will be faced with the challenge of convincing the young students why voting should matter.
The event will be a lunch with a difference and is being held at the Nottingham Emmanuel School.
Students attending the event will be asking their MPs for reasons why they should vote and will also have the chance to present key issues young people are currently facing to their community leaders.
Sixth former, Niamh Shewell Cooper, who will be chairing the event, said: “This action is really important to us, the decisions politicians make have a real impact on our lives.
“We know this and we care about issues but Westminster politics can feel a long way away from here – that’s why we’re involved with Nottingham Citizens, we want politicians to come to us, answer to our issues and share why they think we as young people should vote on polling day.”
The lunch event has been organised by the Emmanuel School and Churches Together in West Bridgford in conjunction with Nottingham Citizens in an effort to encourage young people to vote for the first time.