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#IfWeRanThings

Event Report

Hosted at Channel 4 HQ, #IfWeRanThings was pre-election event with a difference - we wanted start a conversation amongst the young people of the UK, giving them a platform to talk about the issues that matter to them to a political audience.  MPs were given the opportunity to listen and respond, but the focus of the day was on understanding what matters to young people today and why they might feel disengaged from the current party political system.

A huge social media campaign launched in the run up to the event, asking 16-24s what they would do differently #IfWeRanThings?  The campaign generated almost 2,500 tweets and engagement across a range of platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  We set up www.ifweranthings.co.uk to act as the online hub of the campaign.

Hosted by Channel 4 News' Krishnan Guru-Murthy, 30 MPs and PPCs attended including Ivan Lewis and Sadiq Khan attended, alongside 100 young people.

Come back soon to see our film of the day.

 

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We brought together young people and MPs to debate the issues that matter! Watch our film of day if you weren't able to join us, and let us know @4talks what you'd do differently #IfWeRanThings...

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