Contest will put focus on politics

Students have been urged to turn the spotlight on politics in a short video competition.

The contest has been organised by the Political Studies Association as part of a programme to engage A-level students.

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell is encouraging young people in the constituency to enter the competition, which challenges them to make a film exploring how they would design a democratic system from scratch.

Mr Campbell said: “Encouraging young people to become more engaged in politics is really important. I’d encourage all A-level students to take part.”

Shortlisted groups will be invited to The Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster to discuss their ideas, and the winners will get to spend a week shadowing the YouGov political team.

For details of how to enter see