Why We Vote - Megan Corton Scott

Megan Corton Scott | @mcortonscott 

We spoke to Megan Corton Scott, London Young Labour's Women's Officer & Vice Chair, about why she will be voting in this year's General Election and what she will be voting for. 

Why vote?

Because it’s your opportunity to tell your local MP what you think of them- whether good or bad! And because though democracy should be a right, many women around the world still don’t have a voice. Your vote is a privilege, your vote is your voice- use it.

 

What will you be voting for? 

I will be voting for a country that understands the power of speaking tolerance against division, for a country that does not blame the struggling but helps them, for a country that does not use migrant lives as a bargaining tool. I’ll be voting for an open, compassionate Britain.

 

Who would be your fantasy MP and why?

My fantasy MP would be Jayaben Desai. In the 1970s, she protested against the low pay and poor conditions for migrant women in the factory where she worked, and turned it into a national campaign. She was fearless, unstoppable and made the men quake in their boots. 

 

To register to vote, click here. All you need is 5 minutes and your national insurance number. 

 

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