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So which mayoral candidate are you drawn to?

ARTISTS have drawn up a new comic strip in a bid to get young people interested in Birmingham's mayoral referendum on Thursday.

Social Breakfast, a not-forprofit group, and artists Joel and Jeshua Wade have drawn up the cartoon which shows lead character Saul sensing political change in the air before walking into a heated debate between the mayoral referendum's 'yes' and 'no' camps.

A leading character in the Yes camp bears a resemblance to Edgbaston MP and mayoral hopeful Gisela Stuart, while a character in a yellow tie on the No side looks like Yardley MP John Hemming.

Jennifer Smith of Social Breakfast said: "We found that young people in Birmingham are politically engaged, they are simply alienated by the traditional means of engagement and lack of clarity surrounding the impact an elected mayor will have on the city."

So the cartoon was created to boost awareness and the series will continue up to an election in November.


Heated debate: Scenes from the mayoral referendum cartoon strip that was produced by the Social Breakfast group.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:May 1, 2012
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