'I do not know what the EU referendum is'
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Young voter: 'I don't know what the EU referendum is'

Young people don't care about politics... or do they? With the EU referendum just months away, campaigners from both sides of the debate are trying to energise and engage with 18 to 24-year-olds so that they vote in June.

In the 2015 general election, it's estimated that just 43% cast their ballot, according to the market research company Ipsos Mori - that is a lower turnout than any other age group.

Sima Kotecha went to Hartlepool on the North Sea coast in County Durham, where she found that not everyone was gripped by the referendum debate.

  • 10 Mar 2016