POLITICAL pundits have been talking about lack of interest in politics among young people this General Election.
It's been reported that the major players in the campaign just aren't sparking their interest.
But these first-time voters - and classmates who have not yet turned 18 - have plenty of views to share on the state of the nation's political system.
The group of politics students are from Huddersfield New College.
We wanted to know what issues were important to young people? And how will they vote?
The students have set up their own election campaign, with candidates busy canvassing for support.
The college will hold its own election day as the nation goes to the polls on May 5.
Rosemary Brough, 18, Holmfirth: "I am undecided yet between the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats. My vote is heavily influenced by further education and higher education issues, such as tuition fees. But it is also influenced by the Iraq war."
Graham Beverley, 17, Brighouse: "I just miss out on voting because of my birthday, but I would be voting Lib Dem. Tuition fees are very important to me, as is proportional representation. The current system doesn't give fairness to smaller parties."
Rhiannon Jones, 18, Greenhead: "I am planning to vote. I have decided who I want to vote for, but I wouldn't like to say who it is. Tuition fees played an important part in my decision. Tax and crime were also important to me."
Patrick Bailie, 18, Halifax: "I'm influenced by quite a lot of things. The main thing was global warming and the Iraq war. But there are other things which have annoyed me that the Government has not dealt with properly. I'll use my vote to try and address these."
Ramiz Munir, 17, Dewsbury: "I'm not eligible to vote as I miss out by about a week. My vote would be influenced by all the current affairs that have been taking place during the past few years that the Government hasn't handled well. I think they need someone new."