Social Media redefines UK national election

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President Barack Obama used social media as a key campaign tool to win election victories in 2008 and 2012. Now it’s the United Kingdom’s turn to have its national election transformed, as politicians compete to go viral ahead of voting on Thursday. CCTV’s Jack Barton filed this report from London.

Social Media redefines UK national election

Social Media redefines UK national election

President Barack Obama used social media as a key campaign tool to win election victories in 2008 and 2012. Now it's the United Kingdom's turn to have its national election transformed, as politicians compete to go viral ahead of voting on Thursday. CCTV's Jack Barton filed this report from London.


Understanding the UK election system
Comparing the length of US election cycle to that of the UK, is like the tortoise and the hare. UK candidates have only campaigned for a little over a month for an election that’s just hours away. US candidates have kicked off their campaigns for an election that’s a year and half away. CCTV’s Jim Spellman took a closer look at why the US is a marathon compared to the UK’s sprint.

Understanding the UK election system

Understanding the UK election system

Comparing the length of US election cycle to that of the UK, is like the tortoise and the hare. UK candidates have only campaigned for a little over a month for an election that's just hours away. US candidates have kicked off their campaigns for an election that's a year and half away. CCTV's Jim Spellman took a closer look at why the US is a marathon compared to the UK's sprint.


Vote highlights battle of two generations

The general election in the United Kingdom is expected to highlight the different interests of the older and younger generations. A good proportion of the older generation has benefited from rising house prices and secure pensions. Young people, on the other hand, face scarce job opportunities and low wages. CCTV’s Catherine Drew reported on the tensions between the two groups.

Vote highlights battle of two generations

Vote highlights battle of two generations

The general election in the United Kingdom is expected to highlight the different interests of the older and younger generations. A good proportion of the older generation has benefited from rising house prices and secure pensions. Young people, on the other hand, face scarce job opportunities and low wages. CCTV’s Catherine Drew reported on the tensions between the two groups.