I was to look at whether Voting in the community (Categorical response Y/N answer) impacts on the participants feelings that their views are being heard (Likert scale response SD/D/N/A/SA) AND their feelings of being part of the community (Likert scale response SD/D/N/A/SA). The data is normally distributed.

Do you have just one Likert item for each construct, or Likert scales with multiple items?

The data is normally distributed.

It isn't, sad to say. Likert response scales produce a discrete distribution (e.g. if SD = 0, D = 1, N = 2, A = 3, and SA = 4, then only these 5 scores are possible). The normal distribution is a continuous probability distribution, so Likert scores logically cannot be normally distributed. However, this is not

*necessarily *a problem for parametric analysis. E.g., as the sample size grows larger, the sampling distribution of the coefficients will approach normality, even if the conditional distribution of the response variable is not normal.

I was going to use a MANOVA but wanted to double check if this was correct before proceeding. Any help would be much appreciated and please let me know if I need to provide any further information.

You could, but I'm wondering: What valuable information is a MANOVA going to provide you with that you couldn't get from two separate, simpler, tests? (e.g., two independent samples t-tests, or two mann-whitney tests?)