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LRC General Election displayThis week we’re looking at how to find out about your local candidates for the General Election.

You can use the Your Vote Matters Post code search box to find who the candidates are and where your local polling station is. You can also do this on the Who Can I Vote for website which gives you a handy map to find your polling station.

 

Follow Your Vote Matters on Twitter @YourVote_UK for daily facts on voting running up to and including election day Thursday 8 June. If you are still undecided about the candidates and their political parties take a look at Easy News‘s special General Election Manifesto Special Edition for June. You can download it from their website. We have a copy on display in the Learning Resources Centre.

First News readers have finished voting in their mini General Election. Find out how they voted on their Junior Election Headlines page.

Why not drop into our Learning Resources Centre to see our display on the General Election? And read Easy News‘s special General Election Manifesto Special Edition to make your mind up!

2017 Easy Read Guide to Voting in the General ElectionThis week we’re focusing on what the political parties in the General Election 2017 stand for. You’ll be glad to hear that they have created easy read versions:

Liberal Party – has an easy read version, an audio version you can download in two parts and a Braille version you can download

Labour Party – has an easy read, Braille, large print and audio version all available on the same page

Green Party – has an easy read version, audio version to listen online. They have also divided up easy read versions to cover the environment, LBTIQA, women and youth and British Sign Language versions

Women’s Equality Party – has a downloadable easy read version

You may be wondering why we’ve not added ones for the Conservative Party and the UK Independence Party (UKIP). This is because none are yet available. Mencap is urging these parties to produce them on their website page General Election 2017 Easy Read Manifestos. They’ve also brought all the easy read ones together on the same page. We’ll update the post when ones become available.

Finally the BBC have a web page General Election  2017: Manifesto Guide on Where the Parties Stand that will guide you to what the parties think on particular issues.