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Brewing up for change

Unite Ty-phoo workers register to vote
Colin Stuart, Wednesday, March 11th, 2015


On the #NoVoteNoVoice bus we’re asking those to vote who usually don’t get asked. 

We paid a visit to Ty-Phoo tea in Moreton, Chester, to register the people behind 120 million cups of tea per week. 

Speaking to this well organised workforce it’s clear that there is a lot of interest in the upcoming general election, some who haven’t voted for decades made their way on to the bus to make sure they can use their voice as Lisa, with over a decades’ service with Ty-phoo told me, ‘it’s time for change this year’. 

Tim was more concerned about the levels of youth unemployment and that his young nieces and nephews aren’t taking an interest, he thinks the needs of young people, especially in the north aren’t listened to, and it’s not hard to see why. At the last general election only 51 per cent of 18 to 25 year olds voted, compare that to 3 quarters of pensioners and it’s easy to see who the politicians might have in mind when they write their policies. 

After a successful few hours at Ty-phoo as that was left to do was have a quick brew, and tour of their impressive factory, pack up the bus and roll into Liverpool. 

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