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These Students Are Crowdfunding For The Chance To Hear An Ed Miliband Speech

They're very keen to share their thoughts with the Labour leader.

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On Thursday, Miliband revealed to an audience at a school in north London that Labour will launch a "youth consultation" on Friday that aims to hear from "hundreds of young people".

He said young voters will have the opportunity to give their thoughts on Labour policy, including whether they believe the voting age should be lowered to 16.

Miliband has invited young people from across the country to the event in Sheffield on Friday, and one group is so keen to go that they're crowdfunding for train tickets.


The YP Collective has launched an Indiegogo site to crowdfund the £1,660 goal, but it has so far only raised £6.

The group wrote: "How expensive are train tickets?! I mean, it's ridiculous. We have 20 young people so keen to go along to this event but they just can't afford the train fare. The cheaper option of a Megabus or National Express coaches will get there late."

The group said those who give £75 "will have the joy of knowing you've bought a young person a chance to attend a great event, meet a politician, and maybe even have the chance to voice heard".

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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