The Chronicle would like to hear from first time voters in the Cheshire West and Chester area.
The 2015 ballot is being called the most important general election for a generation and we would like to reflect the views of those for whom voting is a new experience.
Kicking things off is Elliot Booth, a 20-year-old student at the University of Chester, who said: “I feel like now more than ever, it is significant to vote because my generation is just on the edge of finally entering into the ‘adult world’ (either some are completing degrees, like myself, apprenticeships or entering full-time employment) and a whole myriad of subjects/issues that were not important to us or affected us, just became quite big factors in terms of our life and the way it can be affected by these events/issues.
“I am 21 in three months and I feel I should vote because I can be a part of a better change for the country or help maintain one which, in return, gives me a sense of importance as a individual citizen of the United Kingdom and as well as being part of the ‘millennial’ generation which as modern media has more than often portrayed, as a generation uninspired and lax on approach of important issues etc and I feel like I’m also helping to break this stereotype.
“I also feel like my degree that I’m currently studying at Chester University, which is a BA Double Honours in TV production and film studies, has by effect made me more aware of the media and I’ve now taken more interest and activity on my part to not only familiarise myself but also to educate myself in it for now and the future.”
If you are a first time voter in this General Election and would like to tell us your story, email firstname.lastname@example.org.