Students are calling out struggling Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, as they claim he made false promises to them in the General Election five years ago.
Many students once saw the Lib Dem party as a breath of fresh air that wanted to bring a new direction to politics. However, with the number of young voters growing significantly over the past five years, students are recognising the cracks in the unrefined Liberal Democrat party, that they once believed would make a difference.
One student believes that the current position of the Nick Clegg’s party is a clear reflection of the struggles that students have faced since the election in 2010.
He said: “I think they’ve lost all hope in the Liberal Democrats. Certainly in the 2010 election they seemed a force of change, something different, something slightly less from the past.
“They wanted to reform things and change, but I think the 2010 election certainly highlighted that they weren’t willing to continue with their policies.”
He added: “Certainly a lot of left voters would have probably voted Lib Dem I think, have probably shifted to Labour vote.”
It is certain that the student vote will have a large impact on the outcome of this General Election.
However, with Nick Clegg clinging on to his leadership of the yellow party, they may have missed out on a vital group of young student voters, that may have improved their chances to secure more seats.