David Cameron accused of not caring about younger voters

Emily Shackleton
Friday 09 January 2015 19:50

David Cameron has been accused of not caring about young voters after pulling out of the LeadersLive debates.

The prime minister was scheduled to participate in one of the live YouTube Q&As organised by youth democracy group Bite the Ballot and supported by ITV and the i paper.

Bite the Ballot's stated purpose is to get young people involved in the democratic process and as part of that they want politicians to engage with younger voters.

Political leaders Ed Miliband, Nigel Farage, Nick Clegg and Natalie Bennett have all appeared on the LeadersLive events so far and Mr Cameron's subsequent withdrawal has been met with derision.

Mr Miliband and Mr Farage were among the prime minister’s main critics, also referring to his decision not to take part in the live TV debates scheduled for later in the year unless the Green Party is involved.

Any fair-minded person will conclude David Cameron is running scared - of his record and the British people.

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Tory and No 10 sources have denied that the prime minister pulled out, arguing that they “never gave them a firm commitment".

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