Mark Taylor, 35, a parliamentary assistant.
"I think that we are engaging with young people. One of the key areas we are focusing on is student top-up fees - we don't think that's a good idea, we'll scrap them.
"There's other areas that we are addressing: crime is a big concern for everybody. It's the same for young people as everybody else I think. Same story.
"We do have a good time while we are here as well - other than falling asleep in a fringe meeting, there's some blooming good discos that we can go to and stuff like that.
"The media have got to get out there and show the young people who are here instead of just showing the perms."
Clare Hilley, 20, chair of her university's conservative association in Lancaster.
"To become a good politician you need 30 years experience. The younger ones are behind the scenes. I think it's brilliant that one seventh of us are under 30 - and it's not like 29 and 30 it really is like it's 18 to 25 which is an excellent bonus.
"The cannabis reclassification the Labour Party has done is ridiculous so therefore because the Conservatives take a tough line on drugs and crime it appeals to us."
She said she thought forthcoming exams had reduced the numbers of younger people able to attend.