Mansfield MP Ben Bradley has launched a new Youtube Channel as part of his ongoing effort to encourage youngsters in the area to engage with politics.
Mr Bradley, who was recently appointed Tory vice-chairman for youth, said: “I think it’s important youngsters take an interest in politics, not just nationally, but locally as well and I’m keen to engage with them as much as I can.
“I think the best way to do that is to be as open and approachable as possible. I’m out and about in the constituency every week, I hold fortnightly surgeries, as well as drop-in sessions at my office three days a week, and one a week in Warsop – my team and I are as contactable and open as possible.
“I think one way politicians should be engaging with youngsters is using platforms they actually use, such as social media.
“I post on Facebook every day, whether that be updates from the House of Commons, what I’m doing in Mansfield, or anything else relevant to the constituency. I also have a Twitter and Instagram where I regularly post updates.”
Alongside his social media presence, Mr Bradley has also been visiting schools and colleges, sports clubs and community youth groups, as well as Nottingham’s two universities, to discuss how Mansfield students are supported and encouraged into higher education.