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Welcome to the 2017 Election Party Leaders' Q&A Forum!

In the lead up to the 2017 General Election, The Student Room have invited the leaders of each major political party to take part in a Q&A here on the site!

In the many conversations students have been having since the election was called, we keep seeing the same message:

Young people don't feel politicians or parties reflect their beliefs.

So this is the place for you to post the questions you'd love to ask the UK's political leaders!

We have invited
Theresa May, Conservatives
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour
Caroline Lucas, Greens
Tim Farron, Liberal Democrats
Nicola Sturgeon, SNP
Paul Nuttall, UKIP

We will ask as many of these questions as possible during the Q&A, and get you the answers you need!

All you need to do is start a thread in this forum, addressing one leader per thread (so start lots if you want to question everyone!).

Happy questioning!


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This is interesting and a great idea too however I doubt many of the leaders will actually accept the invite. Still, I'd love to get some of my questions answered.
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We will ask as many of these questions as possible during the Q&A, and get you the answers you need
Oh... you're asking the questions, they won't be reading them? Dang - I just wrote a mini essay.
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Oh... you're asking the questions, they won't be reading them? Dang - I just wrote a mini essay.
Ditto!
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Poor Leanne Wood.
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This is interesting and a great idea too however I doubt many of the leaders will actually accept the invite. Still, I'd love to get some of my questions answered.
Not necessarily. There's over 2 million students in HE in the UK. That's enough to swing a general election, and I expect students are the UK version of the US' Swing States. If I were a party leader I'd definitely agree to it
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Not necessarily. There's over 2 million students in HE in the UK. That's enough to swing a general election, and I expect students are the UK version of the US' Swing States. If I were a party leader I'd definitely agree to it
Students don't tend to vote in general elections so there is less of a need to sell themselves to this age group. However we will soon see if they turn up or not.
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Students don't tend to vote in general elections so there is less of a need to sell themselves to this age group. However we will soon see if they turn up or not.
All the more reason for them to do so in my opinion. I expect student votes will jump a bit this election
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Poor Leanne Wood.
Not really, she may have support in north Wales, but isn't a national figure
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Not really, she may have support in north Wales, but isn't a national figure
Because Caroline Lucas is definitely a national figure with a third of the number of MPs despite standing in both England and Wales.
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Because Caroline Lucas is definitely a national figure with a third of the number of MPs despite standing in both England and Wales.
Yes, she is. We have a ridiculously undemocratic voting system but the Green Party got 3 times more than Plaid Cymru
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