A Labour candidate has called on young people to register to vote in their area.

The Labour candidate for the Wycombe MP seat Emma Reynolds urged young people across Buckinghamshire to register to vote ahead of the next general election.

Reynolds, a former MP and Shadow Cabinet Minister, spoke to Labour volunteers on September 28 as some 8,500 new and returning Bucks New University students arrived on the campus in High Wycombe. 

She said: "Young people are the future of our country, and the Labour Party is keen to listen to their concerns and priorities.

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"The next general election is an opportunity to bring long needed change to Wycombe and the country, and I urge all young people living here to make sure they are registered and to vote when the time comes."

The volunteers spoke with students about their concerns, including climate change, student finance, cost of living and why voting is important.

Wycombe Labour’s Youth Officer Hussain Shahid also encouraged students to use their voice.

“Your voice is your voice, and politicians won’t pay attention unless you use it.

"Climate change is the number one issue for young people and for too long, their views have been ignored in Wycombe,” the 17-year-old said.

The date of the next general election has not yet been decided, but it must take place by January 2025. 

The Wycombe MP seat has been held by Conservative's Steve Baker since 2010.