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Information to help DD 18 vote.

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stayathomegardener Tue 25-Apr-17 17:11:35

DD will be voting for the first time in the upcoming election.
Where could I point her for unbiased information (if anywhere!) preferably in video form as she is dyslexic and never reads by choice.
She is also not hugely well so trying to reduce any major efforts for her, she is interested but exhausted, didn't want to drip feed.

I don't feel qualified to give her a political overview as when I have thought about it my view of the political situation is gappy and at times biased as I am sure is the case for many.

Bringmesunshite Tue 25-Apr-17 17:19:18

Watch the news.

stayathomegardener Tue 25-Apr-17 17:25:50

Yes she does that but to be fair that can be quite confusing and certainly not consistent.

ReasonableEnthusiast Tue 25-Apr-17 17:26:52

There's an unbiased fact checking website called fullfact.org which provides background to all the 'claims' made by politicians. It's colourful and visual with some videos and also easy navigation to hop in and out of.

ReasonableEnthusiast Tue 25-Apr-17 17:28:06

When i say unbiased it's as unbiased as things can possibly be , it has no party affiliations or agendas.

ReasonableEnthusiast Tue 25-Apr-17 17:29:13

fullfact.org/ oops sorry, forgot the link

stayathomegardener Tue 25-Apr-17 17:33:04

Thank you Reasonable, that looks amazing for checking claims.
I could get lost on that site myself for hours.

Lweji Tue 25-Apr-17 17:33:16

The parties publish their manifestos or electoral promises.
She (and you) can tick which she agrees with and which are more important to her.

Elections are not the best time to make decisions, though. She should look at how the government and opposition parties have acted and see which she is happiest with.

stayathomegardener Tue 25-Apr-17 17:42:57

Good plan Lweji.
Read manifestos, check facts.
I've always voted Green and suspect DD leans that way but I guess this time I will need to be more tactical and less principled.

squishysquirmy Tue 25-Apr-17 18:27:54

Maybe have the radio on in the background when current event/news programmes are on? I find its good for allowing information to drip in while I'm busy doing other things. Means I can become better informed without it taking up too much time (I'm lazy!) If I hear something that catches my interest, I can then look it up later, or check full fact.

lovecreameggs Sat 29-Apr-17 13:11:55

Watch question time, it's a little more animated than other politics shows

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