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Election fever

We don’t have a date for the election but already the interest around who will be the next government is hotting up, especially here at Save the Children.

We launched our Election Manifesto at the beginning of March in the House of Lords, and last week we took a FirstGroup bus wrapped in our new campaign message ‘Poverty kills Childhood’ on a three day tour to Streatham, Clerkenwell and Witney to meet local candidates.

Today we’re really pleased to launch on behalf of ‘Our Shout,’ four animated political party films written and produced by the group for under-18 year-olds. The group has created four parties, each with their own policies and manifestos — ‘Unicorn’, ‘Phoenix’, ‘Centaur’ and ‘Sphinx’ — focusing on how the individual parties will tackle child poverty in the UK.

‘Our Shout’, a Save the Children project based in Bradford, is a group of young people aged between 13 -18, who campaign to end child poverty. The project will aim to ensure that young people’s voices are heard in the run-up to this year’s election.

Next on the agenda are two more speaking events in West Dorset and Penrith and the Border. Check out our election page to find out what else we’re getting up to in the run up to the election and how you can join in.

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