#WhatMattersToMe: Sheffield folk urged to have their say on the big General Election issues

#WhatMattersToMe will be the top promoted trend on Twitter today
#WhatMattersToMe will be the top promoted trend on Twitter today

TODAY’s the day you can make your voice heard on the issues that count in the general election, before heading to the polls next week.

The Star and our parent company Johnston Press have joined forces with Twitter to get to the heart of the issues which matter across the UK.

Johnston Press has set up a website called WhatMattersToMe (WhatMattersToMe.co.uk) which showcases hundreds of short videos of people from across the UK sharing their views on the issues which are key for them in the election debate.

And today (Monday April 27), Twitter is promoting the hashtag #WhatMattersToMe. It will feature as Twitter’s top promoted trend in the UK all day. Searching and following the hashtag will offer an overview of sentiment across the nation, highlighting the local and national issues that really matter to people ahead of the election.

We’d like you to take part in this day of action.

Using the hashtag #WhatMattersToMe, please Tweet about the issue which most matters to you in the election, which is now little more than a week away. Maybe it’s health, maybe it’s the economy, it could be education, or perhaps it’s transport or the environment.

Whatever your view, this is your opportunity to share it with a wide audience.

Twitter has reached out to a range of partners and network members to further bolster the national campaign, encouraging people to tweet their thoughts on what will matter this election.

When today is over, the sentiments shared in Tweets from across the UK, and regionally, will be analysed to see which issues are at the top of people’s concerns. We’ll let you know the results.

The more people who Tweet, the better, so please get Tweeting with the hashtag #WhatMattersToMe.