Budding politicians at one MP's summer school offer their take on the problems bedevilling young people's involvement in politics.
Labour MP Gavin Shuker's unusual summer programme for would-be politicos has given them practical experience of serving their local community.
Alex Stevenson Follow @alex__stevenson travelled to Luton town centre to see what they're up to - and took the opportunity to get their views on the problems of disengagement putting off so many young people from taking in politics at all.
Their responses - whether opposing votes at 16 or calling for politics to take a much more prominent place on the national curriculum - were fascinating. But their frustrations don't look like they'll be going away in a hurry. And even some in this very engaged group remain deeply unhappy with the current state of affairs.