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    The ability for students to swing the general election has been a hot topic in the press - as a student collective you all have the power to decide who will be running our country for the future.

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    To help power the student vote YOU can make a huge difference by supporting the youth vote campaign. As part of this TSR is putting together some visuals of the community in a photo montage to show that students will stand united!

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    If you're interested in supporting the student vote and being part of this project all you have to do is send us in a photo of yourself to become part of your TSR student community montage!

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    It will take at least 50 applicants for us to put together this visual so if you are interested in becoming a face for student voting please send your photo in to us, specifications include:

    - Portrait or square
    - As high res as possible
    - Headshot/passport style photo – full head is shown in pic
    - Straightforward on face (so full face in view, not sideways or obstructed)
    - Serious/meaningful expression are ideal (smiling is fine just not sticking out tongues etc.)
    - Any file type (jpg, png, gif etc)



    To submit a photo please post a thread with your picture attached in our dedicated General election photo submissions forum 2015.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=1151

    Here some examples of the type of thing we are looking for...



    The final day for submitting is Monday 2nd Feb so get snapping!
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    No Im not really keen - you get a load of undergraduates who live in an area for approx 18 months out of 3 years potentially unseating a MP who's been selected by the people who live in that constituency permanently.
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    Young people need to have a say in how their country in run no matter which constituency they are living in.
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    Post your selfie here! http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=1151
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    No Im not really keen - you get a load of undergraduates who live in an area for approx 18 months out of 3 years potentially unseating a MP who's been selected by the people who live in that constituency permanently.
    Most MPs only live in their constituency as a matter of form, they really live in London and 'keep a house' in the seat, or have two homes in London if they are a London MP. (See: Expenses, overclaiming, scandal of.)

    The idea of the 'local MP' is mainly mythical, although they all try to play it hard.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    No Im not really keen - you get a load of undergraduates who live in an area for approx 18 months out of 3 years potentially unseating a MP who's been selected by the people who live in that constituency permanently.
    They tend to represent the interests of students and young people generally though, which are a permanent feature and just as important.

    Besides - most people vote on national issues rather than local ones let's face it.
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    Vote for vella the fella

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    the ability for students to swing the general election has been a hot topic in the press - as a student collective you all have the power to decide who will be running our country for the future.

    :party::party:

    to help power the student vote you can make a huge difference by supporting the youth vote campaign. As part of this tsr is putting together some visuals of the community in a photo montage to show that students can stand united!

    :grouphugs:


    if you're interested in supporting the student vote and being part of this project all you have to do is send us in a photo of yourself to become part of your tsr student community montage!

    :tsr:

    it will take at least 50 applicants for us to put together this visual so if you are interested in becoming a face for student voting please send your photo in to us, specifications include:

    - portrait or square
    - as high res as possible
    - headshot/passport style photo – full head is shown in pic
    - straightforward on face (so full face in view, not sideways or obstructed)
    - serious/meaningful expression are ideal (smiling is fine just not sticking out tongues etc.)
    - any file type (jpg, png, gif etc)



    to submit a photo please post a thread with your picture attached in our dedicated general election photo submissions forum 2015.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=1151

    here some examples of the type of thing we are looking for...



    the final day for submitting is monday 2nd feb so get snapping!
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    (Original post by mikey_vella)
    Vote for vella the fella
    Do you have any face on photos that you want to submit?
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    Erm isn't it a 5 year term not 4
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    Entered! :teehee:
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    are the photos allowed to have filters on them? :ninja:
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    (Original post by Aph)
    Erm isn't it a 5 year term not 4
    That is a very good point! I'm not sure why I had 4 years stuck in my head as the last one was five years ago so I looked it up and it is actually has more flex than expected:

    Parliament has to be elected every five years at a maximum though elections often take place more frequently, most usually every four years, such as 1979, 1983 and 1987, or 1997, 2001 and 2005.
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    are the photos allowed to have filters on them? :ninja:
    Sure I don't see why not!
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    (Original post by Queen Cersei)
    That is a very good point! I'm not sure why I had 4 years stuck in my head as the last one was five years ago so I looked it up and it is actually has more flex than expected:

    Parliament has to be elected every five years at a maximum though elections often take place more frequently, most usually every four years, such as 1979, 1983 and 1987, or 1997, 2001 and 2005.
    I was under the impression that the government changed that to a compulsory 5 year term to stop people calling elections when it's more favourable for their party to be re-elected?

    Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
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    (Original post by Roving Fish)
    I was under the impression that the government changed that to a compulsory 5 year term to stop people calling elections when it's more favourable for their party to be re-elected?

    Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
    Cool, I didn't know about this. I did realise that the reason I was thinking of 4 year terms is because I just finished watching The Wire and they go on about it a lot!
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    "Take a selfie for the student vote" it says next to a posed photo of a model. >_>
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    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    "Take a selfie for the student vote" it says next to a posed photo of a model. >_>
    Send us your selfie and we can use that instead!
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