When we think big business, we don't generally associate it with grassroots politics. Which is why a recent Democracy Café event hosted at Starbucks in central Manchester could have been seen as out of place.

But then again, supply tends toward demand, and there is demand for honest, accessible politics. Young people are not content to be passive in their futures, but often are because they don't feel that their voice will make a difference.

Co-hosted by Greater Manchester Citizens and RECLAIM’s Team Future, as part of the Bite the Ballot #TurnUp campaign, the idea was to recreate the atmosphere of public debate that was present in local coffee shops throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.

During the high energy session we talked over our feelings on recent politics, and what we thought could be done in Greater Manchester to give political power to young people.

The conclusions? Young people should matter to politicians more now, because if we can't vote already, we soon will. And if you CAN vote, you definitely should.

Many of today’s politicians seem childish and unrepresentative; but it’s our future at stake and we have to be part of the solution. Team Future is out to prove that a new kind of politics is possible - and that young people united are far more powerful than we have been lead to believe.

Team Future is a youth collective campaigning for the rights and futures of all young people. Follow us and get involved @Teamfuture2017 and https://www.facebook.com/teamfuture2017